I've been a member here for a while and now I need some direction from some experts or anyone that just has a great idea. I have a vertical charcoal smoker. My main problem is that I can't get it up to temperature no matter the outside temperature is. I have made some mods on it like putting gasket material around the doors, drilling holes in the charcoal pan to increase airflow, the dampers are still pretty sorry but, I am now of the mind that I just need a new smoker. I would really like to go electric but, I'm not against staying with charcoal if I can get one that will get to temp and stay there. I hope I can get some good direction here because I'm getting tired of starting a smoke in my smoker and then having to transfer everything to my charcoal grill to complete it!!!!