Originally Posted by samfsu
+1 on the glove comment. I have electrical gloves and the few times I have needed to put more coal (usually dont with the minion method but i didnt put enough coals) I put on my electrician gloves and lift off the entire middle/top section, fill then replace the section ;)
I do this also. It prevents dust and ash floating up and onto my food. probably not the safest practice, but it works!