We have company coming on Friday, and have planned a large smoke for Saturday.
I have done 3 smokes so far. Using the minion method, have had mixed results. I am using Kingsford, along with hickory chunks.
Now, I am sure part of my problem, is the fire grate in the fire box, on my OKJ Longhorn offset, is kind of small and sits kind of low - does not take a lot of ash buildup to choke it from the bottom.
I ordered a charcoal basket and convection plate from Horizon couple of months ago, does not look like I will have by the weekend. And I do not have time to do much myself as I travel for a living.
Any tips to help on the minion method? I had great results on one of the smokes, got like 3 hours or so before having to add and temp stayed good, the other two it ate charcoal like crazy.
Any tips appreciated,