I haven't posted for awhile, my 4 month old has been keeping me really busy. I have a few friends coming over this Saturday to watch some college football, I plan on doing a night smoke so it is ready by noon. This will be the second pork butt that I have ever done. I had A LOT of success with my first one. A friend who had been smoking for years thought it was better than his. I was very proud.
There are a few things I am going to change. First, I am allowing myself a little more time. Second, I ended at 198 internal last time...I want to hit 203 this time. Thirdly, I will be letting this one rest for a few hours instead of 45 minutes. And lastly, I am going to use the minion method.
So my question revolves around the MINION METHOD. I have done a lot fo searching through the forums, but it is very time consuming. I have a Weber Kettle Kettle Grill with a Slow-N-Sear Plus. Check out amazon or google to see what I'm talking about. I would like to use Royal Oak lump this time around. I was thinking of using a handful of fully ashed professional grade kingsford briquettes and set in one corner of the slow-n-sear. Then, line the rest of the chamber with unlit Royal Oak Lump Charcoal. I assume just use enough to cover the bottom and use the vents to control temp? Or do I need more than I think? Does anyone see any trouble I might run into? Any Suggestion would work.
My question is strictly about the charcoal setup and use. I understand how to use the wood part, that's not the issue. Thank!