I have a charcoal basket. I put in a full chimney of lite charcoal and fight to get it to stay over 250. The basket is sitting on top of the existing grate in the firebox. now, should I take that grate out of the bottom and put the basket as far down as it will go? I am using kingsford charcoal so I only put full gray in. Last time I had it out, I was putting wood in to help keep the temp up. I am smoking a turkey Saturday and really hoping to clear this all up before then.
I also need to fix my baffle, it is not covering the full width and too much heat is coming straight up, burned up a few of my thighs last time.