Hello, I have a Masterbuilt Barrel grill with an offset smoker. As a grill it works just fine; however, this is my third time trying to smoke some food on it. My problem is that I can't seem to get the heat above 225 degrees. I've made a few mods such as lined the bottom of the cooker with fire brick and placed foil on top of the bricks, and added a deflector and tuning plate in hopes this would give me better heat control. Today, I even placed an oven thermometer in the firebox and after being in there for 5 mins I got a temp reading of 400 degrees
I've tried adjusting the dampers to increase heat and the most it'll do is either go up or down a few degrees but not past 225. What am I doing wrong?
Thanks in advance for your help,