Originally Posted by Meltyface
Last night's smoke with the most recent mods. 25 cfm bbq guru, sealed all the cracks and holes with black rtv.
I installed my chamber and fsb gaskets today, now to add the latches later this week, and figure out how to lower the cooking surface and distribute the heat on this thing. Also it was really difficult to get up to temp took about 2 hours and a ton of charcoal to hit 225, but the fsb side was way to hot. ...?
I have a similar OK Joes smoker with mods and I'll hit 225F in 25 minutes.
I've been using a volcano to get some charcoal started and then dumping those into a basket full of lump in the fire box.
Ambient temp was in the 80's so I can see this taking a little longer if things are cooler but 2 hours is a long time...
Have you got a basket or just grates in your fire box?