First time using the minion method

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mattyoc20, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. mattyoc20

    mattyoc20 Smoke Blower

    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
  2. 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
  3. mattyoc20

    mattyoc20 Smoke Blower

    No wind and it is a bit chilly

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