1. Pour 2-3” deep layer of True’Cue lump charcoal on the bottom of the smoker.
2. Use 2 True’Cue match-light charcoal starters to ignite the charcoal.
3. Open the top and bottom vents to the widest position (#5).
4. Let the coals burn for 10 minutes until the smoker reaches 200°F
5. Dial down the top and bottom vents to the #2 position
6. This should maintain a smoker temperature of 225°F for up to 6 hours.