Should I use the Minion Method tomorrow?

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by david peel, May 14, 2010.

  1. Now that I have a charcoal basket, I am wondering if I should use the minion method tomorrow smoking my 10 lb. beef brisket? I bought a 40 lb. bag of Frontier Lump Charcoal at Sam's yesterday for $14 and I have my Hickory Chunks soaking. I would like to know the best way to maintain my temp at 240 degrees F. Here is my basket.:



    Thanks in advance. I have a chimney and use the gas to start it. I was thinking about trying the Minion method.
     
  2. dick foster

    dick foster Smoking Fanatic

    Yes of course you should.

    The best way to maintain temp is to install a stoker unit IMHO. Other than that the only answer is to keep your eye on the temp and your hand on the damper.

    Why Frontier and not Royal Oak? Or does RO make Frontier too.
     
  3. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What kind of smoker are you using?
     
  4. dick foster

    dick foster Smoking Fanatic

    From the pic he posted it looks like an offset to me.
     
  5. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, it really sucks when I'm at work because our firewall blocks almost all the pics posted on this forum so I don't get the luxury of seeing them. [​IMG]

    I'd say give it a try just to see if you like it. It is a tried and true method and the only one I use anymore.
     
  6. I have aChar-Griller Duo w/SFB. I did a mod adding the basket this morning. As far as why I bought the Frontier Lump Charcoal......I was at Sam's and they only had Frontier and it seemed a pretty good price at 40 lbs. for $14.
     
  7. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yup.... minion is the way to go for smoking. Long, slow, steady burns. [​IMG]
     
  8. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good Buy, I am sure you will like it!
     

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