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Lump vs Briquettes

CBBQCBBQ Posts: 610
edited 7:35PM in EggHead Forum
I know we all use lump in our eggs but I have a burn time question. A friend of mine want to borrow my pull behind pit with an 8 foot grill to do a hot dog and hamburger cook for his church. I offered to get him a good deal on lump from one of my suppliers but he said "no thanks" because briquettes burn longer. I have never thought about it before. Thoughts?


  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    I believe briquettes burn longer. The reason lump lasts so long for us is that we use superior grills.
  • I agree with Ron. The reason briquettes last longer in an offset or other grill is the air flow. With the egg we can suppress the air enough to control the burn rate of lump.

    Hard to beat the efficiency of the egg.
  • CBBQCBBQ Posts: 610
    That's why I wasn't sure. I've been using lump for 10 years and I never compared the two.
  • I use to use briquettes in my kettle and offset, lump in the WSM. Now I'm straight lump and all BGE. I do use a few briquettes every now and then, only to smoke cheese.
  • used natural briquettes one time in the egg. Gave the rest of the bag away and went back to Lump.
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