So my new problem is that I cant get the desired smoke out of my OKJ. When ever I close the FB lid, the goes out within 20 seconds and I get the heavy white billowing smoke from the stack. I know this means the fire is burning inefficiently, But I dont know what to do. Leave the side door open? That doesnt seem to work. In the FB I have sealed the gaps with gasket, have rotated my grate 90 degrees so it sits about 3-4 inches off the bottom, and I have a charcoal basket in there. When starting up the fire, full chimney full and wait till its all going. Then dump it in the FB, spread it out a bit and put on a few split logs. Wait till they are all burned up for more coals, then put on fresh wood. Wait for the fresh wood to catch on fire, walk away for 5 mins then come back to make sure the wood is still burning. THEN I will close the FB top door/lid, and poof, 20 seconds and heavy, white smoke. What else do I need to do to this thing? Do I need another air vent in the side of the FB? I know some people have done this. I dont know what else to do... Other mods... Sealed the entire pit with RTV gasket 90 degree elbow for smoke stack baffle and tuner plates but non of these should affect the FB fire actually burning... And yes, the smokestack is wide open.