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    Smoking Mac N Cheese on Weber Kettle

    Hi! Merry Christmas!
    I need to run my kettle indirect at 350* for about an hour or so.
    What is the minimum number of Kingsford Blue Briquettes I should use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Howse View Post
    Hi! Merry Christmas!
    I need to run my kettle indirect at 350* for about an hour or so.
    What is the minimum number of Kingsford Blue Briquettes I should use?
    I wouldnt use less than a full overflowing chimney.

    Admittedly, i dont check temp on my kettle, but thats just how i cook on it. Hot. I dont know what temp it runs, but it cooks.

    I dont use less than a full chimney to hit 350 on my wsm.
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    One of my BAD faults is that I ask for help before doing proper research.
    I found this site just now.
    Looks like the answer is about 1/2 chimney of KB.
    Thanks MartinB, and Merry Christmas to all.
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    That's a cool site Charles.
    I was thinking a 1/2 chimney also.

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    Wind and ambient temps will play a part. If I'm trying to hit and hold that temp, I usually use at least half a chimney, but probably closer to 3/4. Use vents to control your temps.
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    I think a full chimney will be a bit hotter if you run full open. If you back the bottom off to about half you should be just fine.
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    Wouldn't the minion method work good for this? List add more lit coal to the pile to maintain 350 instead of 250/275?

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    When I cook bone in thighs indirect on my 26 I like to maintain 350 for an hour. I bank a full chimney to one side and set the bottom vent to 1/2 and dome vent to full open. No problem maintaining 350 for an hour. When I tried 1/2 a chimney to not have as many coals left over I found by about the 45 minute mark that I was losing heat quickly.

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    I use the baskets and fill them roughly even with the top and light them on a Performer gas-assist 22". One basket on opposite sides with the lower vents at about 1/4 open and the top about fully open usually settles in at 350 (lid) for me. You might have to add a few briquettes about halfway through to keep it at 350 for an hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Howse View Post
    I need to run my kettle indirect at 350* for about an hour or so.
    What is the minimum number of Kingsford Blue Briquettes I should use?
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