For my second attempt at the mini, there were some pork sirloin steaks for sale so I bought them. I started by rubbing them with Cabelas Open Season Pecan Honey seasoning.
Then I put lump charcoal around the outside of the mini with a couple of chunks of plum wood. I dumped 3/4 of a chimney of lit lump charcoal in the middle.
I was able to get the mini up to 300 F but no higher. I put the steaks on the mini for about 15 minutes and then brushed them with my own barbecue sauce and turned them.
Another 10 minutes and they were at an internal temperature of 155 F and I pulled them.
They look good but would have been better if I could have got the mini to a higher temperature.
They were served with She Who Must Be Obeyed's macaroni salad.
Although I would have liked a higher cooking temperature, these were moist, tasty and tender. Just delicious.
I have been getting advice and I will be lighting more coals next time and putting them on one side of the basket with the unlit and wood chunks on the other side.