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Old 02-19-2009, 08:54 AM   #11
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Re: Kingsford Comp. Indepth Review

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First time posting, great to be onboard.

I found this review on the VWB site.
http://www.virtualweberbullet.com/compkingsford.html
It goes into great detail.
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:39 PM   #12
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I smoked four butts with the new KF this week. I started the fire with a weed burner at 1:00 am on Wed. The coals were lit all over the basket in less than 60 seconds.

I dumped an entire 12 lb bag in the basket and cooked on a UDS. The cook lasted for 14 hours. I put a small pie pan in the center of the second grate to keep drippings out of the very center of the charcoal.

Aveage temp was 230 at the dome which is more like 240 at the grate.

After an hour I made a mental note that this charcoal likes burning at low temps in a drum. I had to give it twice as much air as I normally would with the same amount of reg lump. Usually I am having to fight a bit to keep temps below 250. This should prove usefull for my wsm which likes to run at 260 with the vents all but closed.

I was expecting a drop in temp at about 6 hours. That is usually predictable from past experience but it never happened. It ran solid in the 230 range for at least 10 hours. After that the temps started to drop. I shook the ash down a couple of times and that helped some but the temps didn't want to go above that 230 dome temp mark.

After 10 hours I decided that time was a factor and decided to foil the butts at 170 and raise the temps to around 300. During the time it took to get them foiled I had time to let the fire get good and hot by leaving the lid off for longer periods between plucking and foiling I was suprised that the fire didn't get away from me considering how long the lid was off the smoker at times.

The smoker ran at 290-310 for the next two or so hours. The butts came off at 3:00 pm. I left the vents wide open until 5:00 pm. The dome temp was 230 when I shut everything down.

Here are some more scientific observations..

The basket:



The UDS :



The butts :



You can see from the pic that almost all of the KF Comp was burned up in the 16 hours that I let it burn. This part I am not impressed with.



There was more ash than I thought there was going to be considering the consistent burn. Even so, still not bad.





To be fair I only dumped powdered ash in the bag. No fat. You can see that I left some powder in the drum.



12 lbs of KF Comp produced about 1-1/2 lbs of ash.




Overall, I am pleased with the product. I am not going to use it all the time but I will use it again.
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Old 02-26-2009, 03:59 PM   #13
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excellent review
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Old 03-07-2009, 09:35 PM   #14
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Finally doing an overnight with the new KF. I am cooking 2 butts...they went on around 9:30pm tonight. I am taking pics to document. They MM coals came up to speed VERY quickly!! NICE!! And it smells good as well.

I will post pics after everything is done. Currently holding steady @ *245 dome. I started with a full (not over packed) ring of new KF.
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Old 03-07-2009, 09:40 PM   #15
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Good luck on the cook Greg.

Be prepared to refuel around 6:00 am.
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Old 03-08-2009, 10:37 AM   #16
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Well? How'd it work out?
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Still going, DB!

Those must be some big butts? Cant wait to see em'. Also prob. a stupid question thats on the front of the bag but what is MM?
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Talk about felling like a dumb***....thanks

I thought the coals were actually mm brand or something.
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Talk about felling like a dumb***....thanks

I thought the coals were actually mm brand or something.
Not yet!
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