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how much coal is used for a 6hr cook in a lbge?

edited 7:31AM in EggHead Forum
about what size of a chimney coal bucket?


  • ZipZip Posts: 372
    bbqMon,[p]Generally speaking for low fire, it doesn't hurt to fill the firebox up to the ring. You didn't mention size of cooker or desired cooking temp, that could be a consideration.[p]Ashley
  • Zip,[p]large, and a temp around 225-250.[p]the fire ring is about what size compared to a chimney starter?
  • ZipZip Posts: 372
    bbqMon,[p]Well the fire ring is the extension of the firebox that the actual grill sets on. To start a low and slow I fire off a couple hands full of lump in the egg or use a chimney starter and dump into the egg. Place my dry smoking wood on top of the lit and then fill the egg with lump to the bottom of the fire ring. Put in my indrect setup like plate setter and drip pan and close the lid. The bottom vent should be about the thickness of a credit card and I don't use a top. Let it settle down and stabilize for about 20 minutes or so until the thick acrid smoke subsides. Then place your meat on and make small adjustments to dial in the temp.[p]Ashley
  • Zip,
    so it takes the same amount of full in a bge as it does in a wsm?

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