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Old 06-14-2007, 10:05 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by Jeekinz
Uncle B,

I picked up 2 20# bags of Kingsford Original. To keep a steady temp of 225-250 about how many coals should I use? Will 2 bags last for 12 hrs? I'm familliar with lump but not briquettes.

Edit - Sorry, I just read your post again....215-225 deg.
I would start with 6 or 8 lbs. No more than 10. Let them ash over and get you cooker stablized around 225*. Control you fire/temp by using the adjustable air intake. Leave the "smoke stack" mostly open. Add addtional lit charcoal as needed to maintain the temp. Forget about time! Use a thermometer. When it gets to 185-195 pull it off whether it's 5 hours or 12 hours. Hogs can't tell time anyway! If you are cooking a fresh picnic. Depending you your cooker, your control of the fire, and several other factors that can effect cooking time, you may not even use one bag!

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