• Some of the links on this forum allow SMF, at no cost to you, to earn a small commission when you click through and make a purchase. Let me know if you have any questions about this.

Charcoal basket & Minion method questions

ozark rt

Meat Mopper
OTBS Member
Joined Jan 25, 2007
When making a charcoal basket should I make it any taller than the intake to my pit? If I do and fill the level above the opening will that cause a problem with ashes going into the pit area? Also using the Minion method, when refueling my basket do I need to move the old/lit coals to one side and place the new/unlit coals beside them or just place the new/unlit coals on top of the old/lit coals? Thanks guys.


Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
Joined Dec 19, 2005
Let me start by stating that I am not the expert on this. I think that yes you would make it higher than the input and yes if I understand the Minion method you definitely would move the coals to one side

Latest posts

Hot Threads

Top Bottom
  AdBlock Detected

We noticed that you're using an ad-blocker, which could block some critical website features. For the best possible site experience please take a moment to disable your AdBlocker.