OK let me say this I didn't plan on a storm during the middle of my first go at a chuck roast(its suppose to storm tomorrow, But I guess it is Kansas) so here is what I've done so far. I put this on (as I like garlic a lot) after I used Jeffs rub.. I injected with red creek a friend sent me from Amarillo TX.. Have anybody tried this stuff? 3.5 lbs. chuck roast Stuck it in smoker at 9pm smoker is a char griller pro with firebox and mods to smoke stack and flipped charcoal pan with holes drilled small on fire box side and bigger on stack side cant tell but its putting off thin blue smoke and its at 235 i have a question I use the minion method and every time I run out of fuel 6hrs later do u guys just throw more unlit coals in or is there away to keep the fire going longer I seem to start to lose temp around 6hrs I keep the ash from blue bag charcoal dumped but I only have a small amount of glowing red ones left using a 12x12x6 expanded metal basket. im currently using apple wood chopped from tree a year ago it burns great but seems to burn to fast if I throw it on top of my coals. Should I try and put it away from basket it smokes heavy at first then I cut down the damper and that's how I get thin blue smoke also when I add more charcoal after its burn all of my basket full it putts of a lot of white smoke which I know cant be good but not sure how to keep smoking when my basket is almost burned all the charcoal? when u guys first start your minion method due you guys let all the white smoke calm down before putting on meat?