I just bought a Redstone offset charcoal smoker.
I set it up and started a fire to season it. As far as the temp gauge that it came with, I am only getting up to 190 to 200 degrees. I am using Kingsford Original charcoal and Apple wood chunks. I have used about 8 lbs of charcoal mixing in apple wood chunks. Only thing I have done to the smoker is line the bottom of the grill with aluminium foil and put a half pan in the bottom to fill with water.
Also does anyone have any tips on how to distribute the heat evenly across the grilling surface? I plan to extend the exhaust stack down to just above grill level. I sealed the smoke box and the stack when I installed them.
Just doing a couple of burns to learn how to control heat before putting any meat on it.
Any help would be great.