Maintaining proper temp.

Discussion in 'For New Members' started by hibsgreen, May 11, 2012.

  1. I have a Grill-pro 16" smoker and i cannot get the temperature past 150f. Any ideas what i may be doing wrong?
     
  2. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    It may be helpful if you can tell us what you are doing, that way we may be able to pinpoint the problem(or at least get you headed in the right direction).
     
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    What Fuel? How much? Are you using a Basket or just piling the wood/charcoal on a grate? How much Lit fuel are you adding? How open is the Damper and Exhaust? We need more detail...JJ
     
  4. I am using charchoal, piled on the grate. I started with approx 10 lbs of charcoal and i have tried with the damper and exhaust at various positions to no avail. 
     
  5. Can air flow under the charcoal? As ashes pile up it could block airflow. Have you checked the thermometers for accuracy? Exhaust should always be wide open then adjust air at the intake.
     
  6. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    How much of that 10 pounds was lit? You may need to light more coals to start with in order to get the temps up. If all 10 pounds were lit you would have the opposite problem IMHO, and temps would be too high.
     

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