Im cooking for our company cookout today, and Im doing 4 butts cut in half for everyone. Ive come across some issues, maybe someone here can help me out.
I had a terrible time getting back up to temp, which I knew would happen since I was putting a large amount of meat into my drum, but Im having to keep all the inlets open, and I pulled out one of our shop fans to blow air into the drum. 6 hours into the cook, and I run out of fuel, I started with about 16 lbs of Kingsford blue using Minion.
Did keeping the shop fan blowing into my intakes to keep the temp up accelerate my fuel consumption? I just had to reload my fire basket, talk about a chore when I have two full grates of meat, and a diffuser/water pan grate. I already know that for future reference, if I am cooking this large a quantity Im going to have two drums, as well as some sort of power draft system.