lump charcoal

  1. KRubinow

    Size of Lump Charcoal Pieces

    I have been using lump charcoal in my WSM 18 for a while now instead of briquettes. Lump charcoal bags come with pieces in all different sizes. I'm wondering if it makes any difference if using large or small pieces, or a combination, in the WSM. Assuming the temperature is maintained properly...
  2. BenM

    New to WSM - question about the amount of charcoal to use?

    When using my 18" WSM, how much coal do I put in the ring and my chimney when I am making ribs, brisket, and pork butt? Do I put in the same amount for each type of meat different need different amounts? And what about cold smoking something like a 2-pound chunk of cheese? Thank you
  3. KRubinow

    Using Lump Charcoal in a smoker

    Hello all. This might be kind of a stupid question, but here goes... I know that lump charcoal burns hotter than briquettes, and therefore will burn out faster. Couldn't I "counteract" the higher heat by closing the dampers a bit to let in less oxygen, thereby lowering the temperature? Or will...
  4. B

    Anyone else experience violently exploding B&B Oak Lump Charcoal during startup?

    I recently purchased a few bags of B&B Oak Lump during the recent Ace Hardware sale. During my first use of it on my WSGC I used the snap-jet to start it. When I came back later I notice chunks of lump charcoal on and around the grill center, some probably 10 ft away. I thus closed the lid...
  5. Michael C.

    Scored 40 lbs. Lump Charcoal for less the $10 Bucks!

    What a nice surprise! My local grocery store had a 40 lb. bag of lump charcoal marked down for $8.50, with a small tear in the bag. I grabbed it right away! It was a heavy bag taking it to my car. Awesome deal. I grilled up a simple meal of boneless chicken thighs along with some corn. Tasty...
  6. Michael C.

    Full Circle Lump hardwood Charcoal

    My local Stator Brother's store carries this brand, called Full Circle. I saw this bag marked down to $3.00 bucks, I thought, what the heck, I'll give it a shot. I bought some chicken thighs and a couple ears of corn. Lots of mixture of small and large chunks of wood. I sort through it before...
  7. Michael C.

    Saturday night Kabobbs

    Simple dinner, grilled over lump charcoal, hope everybody is having a great weekend! Here are the pics! Lump charcoal On grill They are done Time to eat!
  8. D

    *** Ozark Oak Lump Charcoal - Triangle Area, NC ***

    Is anyone interested in splitting an order of Ozark Oak Lump Charcoal from They sell for $10.95/bag with free shipping over $99, requiring a 10 bag min. I could use 5 bags but do not have space for all 10. Please PM me if interested. This is about the cheapest per lb price I...
  9. J

    Royal Oak Lump...I don't get it

    So I've read the great reviews on here....and earlier this year Walmart has a 17#+ bag (the red USA bag) for $10 and I gave it a shot. Loved just the smell of it when I was bringing it home!!.....that's where my love affair ended I'm afraid. The lump seemed to take forever to light....didn't...
  10. Michael C.

    Simple yet very tasty, Sirloin steaks!

    Bought a couple of nice choice sirloin steaks, at a local meat store, grilled them up, using lump charcoal. The butcher was kind enough to season the steaks with the house specialty. The steaks came out very tender, juicy, and full of flavor! Nice choice sirloin steaks...