This has certainly been discussed before, but I can't seem to find any thread about it...
I read somewhere that you can buy a bag of coal and it will last you for months on the Egg...
So far, this has not been the case for me. A bag will last me for up to five cookings, not much more.
A few things that might help you help me:
- I own a Large Egg.
- I don't have those "dividers" to do indirect grilling, so it's sometimes hard to have an indirect fire...
- I gave up on the gasket after burning a second one, but there is almost no smoke coming out from the sides, and given that I'm able to maintain my egg at 130 F without any problems, I don't think I'm losing that much through this.
I have tried different sorts of charcoal lumps, from Royal Oak (American) to BGE, to Kamado Joe and settled for Maple Leaf, a local brand. I get great temperatures, high or low, but boy, do I burn a lot of coal!
Any of you can help?