Hey everyone, I've been reading the forums for about a year now, but decided to finally join today.
I have an Oklahoma Joe with:
1. a convection plate
2. exhaust extended down to grate
3. gasket seal around firebox lid and cooking area lid
4. charcoal basket
I have been cooking with a mix of lump coal and briquettes, I like the briquettes because they seem to burn longer.
I have used a mix of wood chunks to full logs, usually pecan wood (Texas).
When I reach my temps, I feel like I'm having to toss in more briquettes almost every hour. Is that excessive?
One thing I didn't do was use any sealant around the firebox or exhaust pipe, maybe leaking?
Just looking for some advice from other Oklahoma Joe owners as to what I could/should do or if a lot of briquettes is normal for this smoker.