Just wanted to say hi to all, I have been checking out the site for the past week or so. I recently purchased a NB Hondo and smoked a Boston Butt for the first time today. 8 lbs.butt took about 10 1/2 hrs. using green egg lump. I turned out fantastic thanks to all the great info on this site. If anyone can give me any pointers on using the starter chimney, I would appreciate the insight. I used a Weber starter chimney today and it worked great using the minion method to hold temp, however how do you prevent the coals from shooting sparks everywhere? Is there a trick to prevent this from happening? Thanks again for all the great info and look forward to many more smokes to come. Wazzu.