I need heat now!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by smokingjhawk, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. smokingjhawk

    smokingjhawk Fire Starter

    Trying to smoke chicken can't get my fire up to any decent temps


    not very cold a litte bit of wind cant seem to get it above 215 no matter what I do Please I need help any Ideas?????
     
  2. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you have an old wool blanket, or natural fiber (no synthetics!) sleeping bag you can drape it over you main cooking chamber to help retain heat, and reduce the affect of any wind. Also I assume you are using a charcoal basket (?) in your fire box - you can dump 2 fully lit chimneys of charcoal into your basket, that will kick your temps up quite a bit.

    Just remember anything you drape over the main cooking chamber cant have synthetic plastic based fibers, you need something like wool that won't melt, or a canvas drop cloth.
     
  3. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    First of all, welcome to the SMF. There is plenty of reliable information here, just ask or read the forums.

    I see that you've already gotten some good advise from Johnny. It's all good my friend.
     
  4. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome aboard! Now then are those vents open? Especially the firebox side?
     
  5. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview. [​IMG]
     
  6. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF - glad to have you here
     

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