Minion method with lump?

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by gethenet, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. Will the "minion Method" still work using Lump?
  2. cbucher

    cbucher Meat Mopper

    Yes it will.
  3. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  4. cinnamonkc

    cinnamonkc Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Yes it will.
  5. ibsmoking

    ibsmoking Smoke Blower

    Gethenet as everyone else has said yes it will, I have a side firebox and fill it up to the opening, then make a depression in the middle. I pore one chimney of hot coal right in the middle and give it about 30 to 45 min. for the temp to settle in then start smoken. I get about 3-4 hrs out of that in the summer.
  6. I always use the minion, but didn't fill it as high as IBS suggested. 3-4 hours sure beats tending every 90 minutes. Thanks IBS, I'm givin'er a try.
  7. reddog

    reddog Fire Starter

    Thats great advice, I have just been dumping in the coal then poaring on to the top. The little divit will keep the hot coal in place. I also have a firebox on the side. Thanks[​IMG]
  8. Now when you say "opening"...are you refering to where it goes into the smoke chamber, or the top of the firebox?
  9. smoking gun

    smoking gun Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I do it a little different. I make a pile of larger pieces to the right, next to the opening to the main grill over to the center of the firebox. (Side firebox) I'll pour a chiney full on the side next to the door, air opening, then it burns left to right. If i filled it it would definitely get too hot.
  10. How big is the side box?
  11. smoking gun

    smoking gun Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I have a Brinkman SnP. It has a few mods but is basically your average new model SnP with the butterfly damper.

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