Originally Posted by Fat Daddy's Franks
Gonna try Minion Method tomorrow AM with 1 full chimney starter unlit coals, 5 chunks hickory, and about 10 lit coals and see what happens...
Has anybody tried adding a water pan to one of these? I was considering using 3, 1/4 in U bolts and a very large chrome mixing bowl...
No need for a water pan, than it's not uds cooking. I just load up my main basket with coal add 8 to 10 lit coals to the top, lower into SS UDS, scramble like hell before the temp gets too hot(amazing how fast that happens), open top vent wide open and start adjusting the air intake watching as the temp nears my target temp, add meat, then let it cruse. At end of cook shut all vents and let it die. The unburnt coals are used on the smokey joe or added to the new basket on the next cook. My last cook of two 9 pound butts went 12 hours and I still had about a dozen coals let over!!
But that's just my experience.....