Hi. Las Vegas here...I have read most of the posts on this unit and have made the modifications. I sealed the lid and door with cord/gasket...Added two thermometers to the grill height...extended the vent down to the level of the grill...added a deflector near the fire box...tuning plates...and raised the fire box to be nearer the opening to the smoker and added a charcoal box to allow the ash to fall...BUT...and its nbot the butt I want yet, I cannot get the thing to a temp over 150 degrees. It flat out refuses....So what is next?
Helpless here in need of heat (in the desert) ...Mike G