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Unread 09-22-2012, 01:13 AM   #10085
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Originally Posted by Heisenberger View Post
Question here: I ended up with a very large charcoal basket 17'' across 6'' high, should I fill the whole damn thing up (20#) and let it die out when I'm done?

I have a removable lid and was going to poke exhaust holes instead of making a stack. Will my coals burn out if I have no way to cover the exhaust holes?
No harm in using a full basket if you light up with the minion method for a slow burn and control your heat with the vents early. Yes, you'll want to cover or close exhaust holes if you want your fuel to extinguish... a sheet (or maybe several sheets) of magnetic strip might just plug your vent holes if you haven't installed nipples you can cap, or whatnot.
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