COAL TEST - Cowboy Oak & Hickory - Startup / Longevity
I weighed out two pounds of Cowboy Oak & Hickory with fairly consistently sized pieces into the small Kick Ash Basket. I loaded that into the Kamado Joe Classic 3 and used the propane torch for exactly 45 seconds to light the coal. I installed the heat deflectors and grill grates in the grill. I set the Kontrol Tower top vent to the first mark. I powered up the FireBoard 2 Drive and set it to run at 300°F with the fan max set at 20%.
Time to temp on this test: 42 minutes 3:01pm to 3:43pm)
Time at temp on this test: 3 hours and 15 minutes (3:43pm to 6:58pm)
Time at temp was measured from the time the grill hit 300°F until it fell to 280°F with the fan running.
I paid $13.95/15lbs directly from Lowes - $0.93/lb