A WSM Question: Briquette or Lump with Minion?

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A WSM Question: Briquette or Lump with Minion?

Postby Professor Bunky » Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:25 pm

I'm thinking of replacing my ECB with a WSM (probably 18-1/2") and I see that Weber recommends briquettes as opposed to lump charcoal. I use a Minion approach for longer cooks, and I'm wondering if there's any problem using cold briquettes (that generate some white smoke when initially ignited) in a WSM? Or does the water pan isolate the meat from any unwanted briquette smoke?

On my ECB, I have always used lump or partially burned briquette as the cold coals in the pan.

Thanks in advance for your comments and advice.
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Re: A WSM Question: Briquette or Lump with Minion?

Postby TX1911 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:27 pm

As long as you're using quality briquettes, I don't see that you'd have any off flavors.
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Re: A WSM Question: Briquette or Lump with Minion?

Postby Professor Bunky » Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:26 pm

Thanks, TX.

I only use the standard Kingsford briquettes (blue bag), So I assume that's OK?
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Re: A WSM Question: Briquette or Lump with Minion?

Postby 88rxna » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:41 pm

I use an 18 WSM and the minion method every time with no off flavor from unburnt charcoal igniting

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Re: A WSM Question: Briquette or Lump with Minion?

Postby TX1911 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:22 pm

Kbb should be good to go Prof.
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Re: A WSM Question: Briquette or Lump with Minion?

Postby Professor Bunky » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:13 am

Thanks for the information, everyone.

Now as soon as I find a spot for it, I'll get the WSM.
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Re: A WSM Question: Briquette or Lump with Minion?

Postby OldUsedParts » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:38 am

I hope you're planning a special retirement Party for the ECB who has faithfully served Y'all for so long :( :laughing7:
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Re: A WSM Question: Briquette or Lump with Minion?

Postby Professor Bunky » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:14 am

OldUsedParts wrote:I hope you're planning a special retirement Party for the ECB who has faithfully served Y'all for so long :( :laughing7:


Maybe I'll give it a gold lighter
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