I had a question on the minion method. I made a basket and it has made things so much easier. But I haven't done a long smoke yet, just ribs and loin. On a longer smoke where you will be using more than one basketful of charcoal, do most people have a second basket that they have ready to and swap out or do they just refill the basket and start over?
If it is refill the basket and start over, do you dump any hot coals in the basket out or can you put fresh charcoal on top and let it burn that way?