ive been having trouble using the minion method. whenever i try to use it the smoker ends up running much too hot, and then i have to scoop out some charcoal and revert back to the add 5 or so briquettes every once in a while method.
ive tried starting with just 6 lit briquettes but the temp still kept rising all the way to 280 when i finally removed some briquettes to settle it down. i closed both bottom vents at 200, but the temp, while it did slow down, still kept rising.
any tips on how to actually use the minion method to maintain a good temp without having to add charcoal?