I've been on this site since about July. Ignore when I opened the account. long story.
I still consider my self a newbie or at least half a newbie.
I have a vertical offset smoker.
It doesn't show here but the vent is on the side of the FB and the chimney is obviously on top.
Yesterday I was smoking a piece of bacon. I managed to get the fire to 225F which is where I wanted it. I came back about 1/2 hour later and it was shy of 300. I closed the side vent on the FB to about 25% open and the temp did eventually go down a little.
So my question is, "was that the right thing to do or could I have done something differently"?
Thanks in advance to reading my thread and any help you can offer.