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Unread 01-15-2009, 09:15 PM   #25
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I have a small offset similar to yours, and I use the Minion method every time. The first thing I did was raise the charcoal grates so there was about 6 inches clearance below, which also gave me more surface area for charcoal (double sweet). Yours may already be this way, but if not do yourself a favor and make this change.
Thanks, I was already planning that. My fire grate is only about 10.5" wide and sits very close to the bottom of the firebox. I got a tip from another NBBD owner to make it 14" which will raise it up considerably.


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Larger offset have larger and deeper fireoxes, and some have charcoal baskets designed for a snaking Minion method type burn, and they can go quite a while without refueling. For the smaller offsets though, you're gonna have to refuel.
As I have been reading this thread, I thought of a way to snake the fuel. I may try that, but it would be harder to refuel than your method.


Great stuff Bigabyte. We should rename this thread "Horizontal Offset Smoking 101"
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