First time using the minion method

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Meat Mopper
Original poster
Aug 11, 2013
Dresher PA
Got a 10 lbs pork butt in the WSM 18.5 at 4 am this morning.  I am using the minion method for the first time thinking it would help me with coal/heat management.  I filled the ring to the top hoping that it would last the length of the smoke 10-15 hours.  I am going on 6 hours and the coals are all but dead.  I just lit another full chimney to add more coals  Am i missing something to doing something wrong.  I am keeping the temps between 225-240.  Thanks for the help
Cold weather and windy conditions can up coal consumption dramatically. One thing you can do is put less water in the pan or use a clay flower pot saucer in place of the water. It takes a lot of Btu's to boil all that water is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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