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Unread 05-16-2013, 11:02 PM   #2
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you smothered the fire by putting more on top, the first fire was probably never fully lit then you choked it with air. ideally with just the coal burning you should have no visable smoke. with the minion method you need to have whatever goes on top fully lit. if your adding coal it needs to go off to the side. if you do dump unlit on lit you need to put more lit on top otherwise it will smoulder. youre going to have to figure out what temp the cooker will run best at and dont fight it too much. its been a few years since i messed with a barrell but i remember the one i used liked 275
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