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Unread 02-22-2013, 10:15 AM   #16
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I have an ice scoop and it works great. I add when the temps will no longer stay were I want them. My method is to use the scoop to redistribute the hot coals and then add some fresh on top.
With the 22.5 WSM - with the door off, I gently pull sideways on the middle section and rotate it around as I add coals... thereby adding a fresh ring of coals.
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Honestly, I have never had to reload mine. I fill the charcoal rings as full as I can get it, take 8-10 briquettes out of the middle and light them in a chimney and then put them in the depression where they once were. Then I assemble it and cook.

If you are using water, make sure you put boiling water in the pan. That way you don't burn fuel heating cold water. Also, it's really the wind that sucks the heat out of a WSM, especially in the winter, so fashion some sort of wind block to cut the wind.
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Honestly, I have never had to reload mine. I fill the charcoal rings as full as I can get it, take 8-10 briquettes out of the middle and light them in a chimney and then put them in the depression where they once were. Then I assemble it and cook.

If you are using water, make sure you put boiling water in the pan. That way you don't burn fuel heating cold water. Also, it's really the wind that sucks the heat out of a WSM, especially in the winter, so fashion some sort of wind block to cut the wind.
Now you KNOW your WSM has been neglected for YEARS now Mr. Eggles...














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Now you KNOW your WSM has been neglected for YEARS now Mr. Eggles...














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Very rarely do I ever need to re-load...if I do I use the door as a "coal chute" and dump a chimney full down it...

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Not a WSM, but the couple of times I found my self running out of charcoal and needing to re-fuel, I just finished in the oven. We're talking about the last 1 - 2 hours of a 12 hour smoke. No harm there and just easier.
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Honestly, I have never had to reload mine. I fill the charcoal rings as full as I can get it, take 8-10 briquettes out of the middle and light them in a chimney and then put them in the depression where they once were. Then I assemble it and cook.
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+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 ;)
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+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 can just see me doing that with my Canjun Bandit with a pan of water off my Performer platform at 5'5".
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I can just see me doing that with my Canjun Bandit with a pan of water off my Performer platform at 5'5".
If you do, post the after shots. Well after the bandages and blisters settle down ;)

I dont use water so no sloshing around for me. just lift, replace and go :)
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+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!
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