The plan was to smoke bacon wrapped hotdogs today and kielbasa. Did the minion method and use small alum cans as smokers. After placing the charcoal in the charcoal pan, I was hoping the temp would come back down but it went up to 450 degrees. I took the lid off and noticed the 2 aluminum cans had caught fire. Took the smoker body off the charcoal pan and remove the 2 cans. Please the smoker body back on and was really hoping the temp would come down since the fire was out. After 20 min the temp went up to 500 degrees. I stood there thinking wy in the world is this smoker so hot. I took the body off again and move the charcoals around. Temp went down to 325 and was holding for 30 min. I still don't know why this ECB is giving me problems. The mods I have done are no different than the ones online here.