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New WSM 22.5, Lump or Briquettes?

countrysmoke

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I just ordered a WSM 22.5 today, it should be here in a couple of days. I've been smoking for a couple of years now, but only on a cheap SFB. Anybody have any tips on what fuel to use i would greatly appreciate it. I really cant wait to fire it up, Ive heard such good things about the wsm.
 

placebo

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I use Royal Oak lump in my WSM with great results. Never tried the briquettes mostly because of the use of binders to form them. I know plenty of folks use them and like them. Most say the Kingsford comp bags are better than the traditional blue bags FWIW.
 

the dude abides

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I use both in my WSM.  It really depends on how long of a smoke I plan on OR what I happen to have on hand.  If I'm doing a long smoke I definately use a quality hardwood lump
 

countrysmoke

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Thanks fellas, I figure I'll just do some smokes with both to get some knowledge of it, I just thought I would collect as much information as i can before it gets here in a couple of days. THANKS AGAIN GUYS
 

SmokinAl

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Like the dude I use both and Royal Oak Lump is pretty good and Walmart carries it.
 
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