Originally Posted by jarjarchef
Natural lump burns hotter and less ash.
Not sure if you opened the box to look, but that kills the temps and is very hard to recover from.
The maze can work, but you have to use a mailbox type mod. The chamber is too moist and very low on O2, so it will go out.
If interested there was a cold smoker that was on the site some time ago. I made one and it works very well, but i wanted to try something and never did. PM if you want to talk it.
I may get the thing going with regular charcoal, then dump lump on to keep it going. No, we didn't open the lid except to flip.
I've read that people have had good results with the maze. They remove one of the metal rails on a short end to facilitate oxygen flow. I realize that I'll lose some heat that way, but it's only a 1/2 inch opening and I'm hoping that windscreen will make up for any loss through the opening. I'm interested in the mailbox mod....do you have pics?