Originally Posted by Atrawick
I am new to the smoking scene. I have a small Charbroil offset smoker. I want to try some lump charcoal today. The fire box is pretty small
Is the Minion method the best way to light it?
Get a WSM or a UDS asap. You will make fair food in what you are cooking on now but with headaches and a lot of babysitting. A WSM is almost dummy proof, and super efficient. Or if your are on a budget or a DIY type of guy make a UDS, very similar to a WSM but just uglier. I ran the same unit as you three years before I upgraded and after looking back I wish I would have a lot sooner.
Wsm, UDS, Meco bullet smoker, COS, Weber Spirit gasser
Devil made me Q it BBQ team-head cook