OK vets. This weekend was my first attempt. I felt like I fought the egg most of the way. Seemed like either I couldn't get the lump to light, so I broke out the chimney starter and got that going, then the temp started raising, then dropped, plus I had an expectant family waiting to put some sausages on it. I read naked Whiz's site (yep pretty much all of it), but if someone can give me a good basic set of instructions, and about how long (time, visual, etc..) on lighting it would really be appreciated (by my impatient family :)
Bx - > NJ ->TX!!!
All to get cheaper brisket!