Good to see some more from the west coast signing up.
Charcoal and wood does appear to be bit of a killer here. I might give cooking with some Jarrah a go as that seems to be the only affordable hardwood around these parts... although I've also found a supplier that sells whitegum...
I'm still new to this whole low n slow bbq cooking experience but I've had great success using just charcoal and some banksia cones. Bought some lump the other week but it's Indonesian mangrove and it's fairly... pungent... wasn't too happy with the flavour it left behind on a long cook, although it was great for use when cooking burgers the other day in the firebox. I'll have to play around with it a bit more I think.
Hi everyone pretty new to this bought an offset smoker for christmas.... just with regards to the jarrah have been using that as i got a bunch free and doesnt seem to impart a lot of smokiness to the meat.