I use a dutch oven and I'll do them a couple ways.
Baked or BBQ beans with lots of bacon (sometimes SL rib trim or leftover meat from a previous cook) & onions in the smoker. I let them get a good hit of smoke then cover for most of the cook. Careful, then can thicken to mush pretty quick.
I'll do a variety of charro beans, usually with spicey sausage, in the dutch oven, but I'll just put the whole thing on top of the firebox of my RF offset. I actually do a fair amount of cooking (breakfast) this way. It can get a little hot so I keep an assortment of angle iron and tubing to use as spacers to get the dutch oven up a little.
Weber 26.75 OTG w/CI grates & SJ/WSM Mini
Home built 24"x72" reverse flow stick burner trailer with 18"x40" grill w/CI grates and upright SS gas oven/smoker.
Home built 48" fire pit with a 30"x30" Santa Maria style ranch grill.
Home built lump charcoal retort, iGrill & a bunch of other cooking toys.
Last edited by dwfisk; 07-29-2013 at 08:44 AM..