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Old 01-28-2006, 01:46 PM   #1
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How long do you last ?

No not that ! Im talking about the wood or charcoal in your pits ... I was talking to joker who told me 1 load in his wsm lasted 22 hours...I add to my pit every 90 min or so depending on the weather, wind ect...what about you guys with pits..?
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Old 01-28-2006, 02:04 PM   #2
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John,

I also have a WSM, the longest cook I've had without adding additional charcoal has been 18 1/2 hours. When it was finished though there was still coals left.

If you really want to be amazed, try some Kamado Extruded Coconut Charcoal, I did a pork butt cook with it and had a full charcoal ring in the WSM. The butts were done after 16 hours. I let the cooker keep going just to test the charcoal...33 hours I was still running a temp of 239, when I shut it down. Unbelievable stuff!!!!!
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It will also depend if you have a WSM or an off-set. There is no way a stick burner would last for 22 hrs on a load of wood or coal.

I have gotten 22hrs out of a full load of Kingsford a few times but it was during the summertime!
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Old 01-28-2006, 02:21 PM   #4
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I've had the WSM go 27 hrs once. With one hour to go, I threw in 6 more coals. I was just nervous than it might start dropping fast. That was in the summer in Charleston.... HOT.
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I've gotten 20 hours out of a load of Kingsford in the WSM without any problems. Could have gone another 2 or 3.
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Old 01-28-2006, 03:02 PM   #6
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Ok, what about you guys with pits ?

Im guessing I may have to get a WSM just for convienence cooking !
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Old 01-28-2006, 05:19 PM   #7
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Sounds like I'm on the right track...
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I am along par with Wdroller, once I have my double barrel going it takes about a log between 4 and 6" diameter by 1 to 2' long about every 2 hours.
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I add a stick every 45 - 75 minutes, but considering the size of the sticks and the grill, I'm not complaining!
I'm with you on this. I never use charcoal though. Well, rarely! About every 45 min to 1 hr.
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Old 02-01-2006, 06:47 AM   #10
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Yep I too add a log about 1 an hour.
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