My first post here. Please be gentle. I have a Chargriller with the side fire box. The manufacturer recommends whole logs. They are quite specific when stating that chunks, chips, and coals will not provide the heat required. Go to www.chargriller.com/tips.html for the details. Number 12. 1. Is there a trick to avoid using whole logs? 2. If not where can I get whole logs? 3. Another member here, and he is a member on another board we frequent mentioned the minion method. Anyone care to share the details?