hi everyone -
can anyone lend some insight on this problem? i just got a weber smokey mountin 18", put it together yesterday and decided to break it in today with a burger smoke. i cannot get this smoker above 200 degrees! i have a pile of charcoal and all of the vents are 3/4 of the way open. it isn't even getting hot enough to burn my wood chips. i checked for any major leaks but dont see anything. can anyone provide some recommendations? i've given up on the woodchips providing any flavor because i'm about 2.5 hours into this so i guess it has become just a slow cook.