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Minion Method Question for WSM 22.5

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When getting ready for a long smoke, how many briquettes should I use in my chimney to start up the smoker. Let's say its an average day, no wind and about 65 degrees.

 

Thanks

 

Lou

post #2 of 5

handful, couple handfuls so probably 10-15 I'd say.  Better to start off with too few than too many.  Its always easier to wait a little longer for the smoker to come up to heat than get it too hot right off the bat and have to try to battle it down.

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I have a large Weber chimney that I fill about 1/3 to 1/2 full and once lit do it on a full ring of unlit.
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I have a large Weber chimney that I fill about 1/3 to 1/2 full and once lit do it on a full ring of unlit.

 

Agreed.  I have the 14.5" and a full ring of unlit and about 1/3 to 1/2 chimney will run 8-10 hours easy

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Originally Posted by Bama BBQ View Post

I have a large Weber chimney that I fill about 1/3 to 1/2 full and once lit do it on a full ring of unlit.

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.... and in colder windy weather start with a full chimney.

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