Good afternoon all,
I am new to this forum so if these questions have been asked before please point me in the right direction.
I had a smoker built for me out of a 275 gallon oil tank. I love it, but the problem I'm having is keeping the correct temp. Once I get it hot (225 to 250) and put the meat in the temp drops and I can get it back up to 225 again unless i dump a lot of charcoal and wood into the box. If I put in to muck charcoal it get to hot. To much or only wood the meat gets a bitter wood taste ( i use oak & I buy hickory chunks).
At times the heat box is so hot I can't even open the top but if I hold the smoke stack it cold.
I have attached pics. maybe there is something wrong in the design or am i just not giving it enough fuel.