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Lighting: all the coals or just the center?
Quick question on lighting:
Do I light all the lump charcoal or just the center?
I find the food too smokey. Here's my lighting procedure.
1) Open the bottom vent wide open. Remove black top.
2) Light the center with a MAPP torch for 20 seconds.
3) Wait for 10 minutes until the coals start lighting up.
4) Close the egg and wait until the target temperature is hit.
5) Close the bottom vent down to a 1/4 inch and the top about a 1/4 crescent to stabilize temperature.
6) Wait 30 minutes or so for the white smoke to disappear.
When I open the egg to put the food on, there's a lot of fresh unburnt lump on the periphery. When I place the food on and close the egg to cook, the smoke returns... The smoke smells the same as lighting fresh lump.
Any ideas? Can someone give me a step-by-step tutorial on how to light this and minimize the smokiness of the food? Wife is hating this over my Genesis S330 propane :(