Rookie smoker

Discussion in 'For New Members' started by tater81, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. tater81

    tater81 Newbie

    Hey y'all just picked up a kingsford water smoker and I'm having trouble keeping the temperature up any suggestions on what I'm doing wrong
     
  2. Hey, Tater...sorry nobody got to you sooner! Gonna need more info to help you out, though.

    What are you burning, for starters? What temperature is she riding at?
     
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    [​IMG]   to SMF!

    Glad to have you aboard!

    Al
     
  4. tjdcorona

    tjdcorona Meat Mopper

    Tater !!

    I have lived this issue with my vertical smoker - and its an easy fix.

    Your coals aren't getting enough air - some people will put holes in the existing one, this allows air to get under the coals. The better way is to go to lowes or grocery store and get the vegetable bbq-er. putting your coals in here will give maximum air flow! (see below)

          this is a great vid addressing the air flow

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