I have received a new smoker for Xmas, I'm having a problem keeping the temp. up. It holds around 175 degrees.. It's about 30 degrees outside, is this the reason I can't get the temp. up? I've tried to put it where there's a wind break, and put the front into the wind...
Also, do I always need to keep the water in the pan about 1/3 from the top?
And should I put new wood chips in, about every 1 1/2 hours when it stops smoking?
New to this, just trying to figure it out, the instructions don't talk about any of this.
Thanks for the help.
Steve in Colorado