I was wondering what most of you do when starting a cook with a full load of new lump? I have been burning off the VOC's at the same temp I want to stabilize the egg too....say 400 deg and then after 30-45 min at that temp starting to cook once the smoke clears.Wouldn't it be easier on lump consumption to do your lump burn in at a lower temp,,,,say 300 deg for 30--45 minutes than jack the temp up too 400 deg only when ready to cook in order to save lump.
Basically do many of you do your smoke clearing at lower temps than crank it up too whatever temp you want to cook at in order to reduce lump consumption or would the difference be minimal?
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