Sorry to startle everyone !!! I'm in the beginning of my 1st smoke and of course my so-called friend who knows what he is doing did NOT arrive at 6:30am as promised. I put a 6lb Boston Butt on my modified Master Forge vertical smoker. I'm trying to figure out how to use my Maverick 733 ... but that can wait for now. Questions: I see the cheap temperature gauge on the lid WAS in the smoke range, but now it has dropped to LOW. The amount of smoke has also decreased. I checked and there is still charcoal. I did the minion type of charcoal arrangement. How do I get the temp up again ??? open or close dampers ?? Also, how do I put more charcoal in later? Do I have to lift off the whole body and put it in ? Looks like it would be hard to do it through the door. The meat is on the top rack ... should it have gone on the lower one ? That's all the questions for now but I'm sure I'll have more ... even after reading and YouTubing all I could about this stuff. Thanks Everyone !!!