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Old 10-04-2005, 11:39 AM   #1
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Lump In A WSM?

I'm just curious if anyone has ever used lump in a WSM. I'd like to try it
because of the cleaner burn, less ash from lump but I still want the long cooking times and easy temperature control that briquettes provide.

My questions are these:

1. Were you able to get the temps in the 225 range using lump?
2. Did your cooking time suffer using lump vs Kingsford?
3. Is the Minion method effective using lump?
4. Has anyone used the BBQ guru with lump and what were the results?

Thanks in advance for sharing your experiences.
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Old 10-04-2005, 11:43 AM   #2
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Re: Lump In A WSM?

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Originally Posted by Kloset BBQR
I'm just curious if anyone has ever used lump in a WSM. I'd like to try it
because of the cleaner burn, less ash from lump but I still want the long cooking times and easy temperature control that briquettes provide.

My questions are these:

1. Were you able to get the temps in the 225 range using lump?
2. Did your cooking time suffer using lump vs Kingsford?
3. Is the Minion method effective using lump?
4. Has anyone used the BBQ guru with lump and what were the results?

Thanks in advance for sharing your experiences.
1. Yes
2. No
3. Yes
4. Yes (Bryan S. uses only lump and a Guru)

The only problem with lump is you really need to watch your temps on the way up since lump burns hotter than briquettes. Other than that, it's the same as using Kingsford. There is a mod where you use two different charcoal grates in a cross hatch pattern to keep the smaller pieces of lump from falling through. Other than that, lump works fine in a stock WSM or with a Guru.
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Old 10-04-2005, 11:47 AM   #3
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Thanks Larry, that's what I was hoping to hear!

I thought the combination of the Minion method and the Guru might solve the higher heat problem. I just ordered a Guru last night. I just love all these BBQ gadgets. Must have more! :biggrin:
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Old 10-04-2005, 11:50 AM   #4
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What Larry said.

No problems here. Do the double charcoal grate thing, and watch temps on the way up.

You know... what Larry said.

The Guru loves lump.


Buy a charcoal grate for a Smokey Joe and turn it 90* to the wsm one. For the best setup, wire your charcoal ring to your WSM charcoal grate. But do it with the grate upside down. Then the Smokey Joe grate "locks" into place, inside the charcoal ring.
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Old 10-04-2005, 11:53 AM   #5
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Thanks for the Smokey Joe tip Chris. I already have a Smokey Joe, so I'll just use that one.
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Thanks for the Smokey Joe tip Chris. I already have a Smokey Joe, so I'll just use that one.
Has anyone mentioned using the Smokey Joe grate at a 90* angle? You know it will lock in place! 8-[
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Old 10-04-2005, 12:51 PM   #7
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Hey Finney?? You don't like my mod anymore??

http://www.myfreebulletinboard.com/f2/b ... .html#2661
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Hey Finney?? You don't like my mod anymore??

http://www.myfreebulletinboard.com/f2/b ... .html#2661
I love your grate mod!!!!! =D>
If I would have found the pictures, I would have linked to them.
Silly me... I thought they got deleted. #-o
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Silly me... I thought they got deleted. #-o
Well, you were right! ~ They DID get deleted!! :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
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Silly me... I thought they got deleted. #-o
Well, you were right! ~ They DID get deleted!! :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
That's the 2nd time I posted them... nline:
I thought they were gone.
Hey, did you ever see my cooking grate spacer I had made? Remember when I was asking for dimensions (like 100 yrs ago)?
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