Have seen some discussion mentioning this in other posts so I thought I'd ask. Three cooks down, all successful. The only surprise for me so far is that I'm going through charcoal faster than expected. Three cooks were not too long or at very high temps (just over 1 hour each at around 375). EGG got to temp quickly each time but, of course, took quite a while to cool off. Anyway, all three cooks used about 3/4 of my bowl of BGE lump. I had always heard that these were really stingy with fuel.... At $30 per bag I'm plowing through much faster than I expected.
Sound normal? Also, when's the best time to reload lump? I've been doing it at the start of each cook, but got the sense that others reload while coals are still hot during previous cook? Doesn't seem like it should matter too much, but maybe something I'm missing?