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Cooking 5kg of pork shoulder overnight tonight on a 47 WSM.  Should one single layer of beads be enough for this with a mini chimney full to start?  These 4kg bags don't seem to go very far...

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I'd agree with @Smokin Monkey. I'd rather waste some extra fuel rather than have my heat drop/have the hassle of refuelling a WSM mid cook. 

What did you go with? How did it work out? 

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Pretty much used a whole bag but obviously not enough. Was smoking nicely at 230 with the shoulders at 140ish just before 1am but woke at 6:15 to see it sitting the grill temp at around 180...

Pork temp was 138 so quickly lit a chimney and got it going again and soon was wrapping at 165. Now sitting at 185 internal just before 9am, just hoping the pork will be ok as it had already hit the ‘safe’ temp of 145 before dipping. 

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it should be. I did a 16hr over night cook on 3 pork butts. decided not to wrap pork turned out dynamite. I'm looking forward to updates on yours 📷

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