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25# bird. Will one load of lump do it?

Mik of AlaskaMik of Alaska Posts: 96
edited 4:45PM in EggHead Forum
Does anyone know if one load of lump will do a 25 # bird?? Beyond my control it seems that no one sells lump in Alaska. I got more ordered coming from Texas but it will be awhile. I don't have the drums yet to make my own so any info will be appriciated. I do have some brickets but only in an emergency. Mik


  • Bobby-QBobby-Q Posts: 1,993
    Mik of Alaska,
    If you load it up into the fire ring or close to it you will be fine.

  • Bobby-Q, That's exactly how much fresh lump I had left. I'm about an inch below the platesetter and I was hoping that would make it. Thanks again. Mik

  • Mik of Alaska,
    A firebox full of lump running at 325 or 350 degrees should last many more hours than that turkey will take. Enjoy!

    The Naked Whiz
  • HammerHammer Posts: 1,001
    Mik of Alaska,
    Based on the size of the turkey, and the amout of lump you stated you put in; I agree with the Whiz, you have plenty, and will have a lot left over.
    If you are in doubt, I believe your fears are without merit. I would suggest that, if your fears persist, that you follow Elder Ward's lump suggestion when he prepares for a lo & slo. However, I don't believe that you'll want to keep it(turkey) on for some 18/20 hours.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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