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Smokeing Frustrated with Fire Side Box

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Folks Im looking for some Tricks and Tips.. with my fire side box...

Im having problems maintaining the temp of my smoker.. then i add coals or wood and the temp jumps up too high..

Dont know what Im doing wrong.. or what i can do to improve  help.gif

post #2 of 5
learn to use your dampers. you can get a long burn out of fuel as long as you know how to use your dampers. any pics of your setup?
post #3 of 5

As T&B said learn your dampers.You will have to play with it and find out what size splits and how much coal your pit likes. It is all a matter of playing with it.

Happy smoken.

David

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Jay, morning...  How about pictures of the smoker, firebox, firegrate, amount of wood, charcoal etc....   we need more info to help you......  how you stack the wood in the FB, do you use the minion method.... How you have the FB intake set, how you have the exhaust set....  

 

Dave

post #5 of 5
The amount of fuel will affect this. If I put a whole chimney of fuel in and almost close the damper, it's too hot. I have to go with 1/3 chimney full and add more as the smoke progresses. You can accomplish the same thing using the Minion method.

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