I used the minion method with a full charcoal pan.
I lit 25 briquettes (Kingsford blue bag) and waited for them to go to go gray.
I then put the briquettes on top of the unlit ones.
Here's where I ran into trouble.
I put 5 palm sized chunks of apple wood around the outside of the charcoal ring.
I then put my water pan covered in HD foil in along with a foil covered clay pot base and no liquid.
I seem to be getting a lot of white smoke because the chunks are burning, not smoldering. My temps are right around 250° according to my calibrated thermometer.
I've since pulled the chunks I could get to out.
I put a mix of water and apple juice in the pan so we'll see what we get.
So what gives? Anyone have any ideas?
And I lost the pictures of the setup because this stupid camera doesn't tell me that there's no card, it just says memory full...oh well.