Originally Posted by kyleqman
So today I successfully smoked a pork butt and a trip tip; both came out delicious. I had trouble keeping the temperature steady at 225-250, I was constantly adding small wood blocks (that were soaked in water for 30mins) about every 20 minutes. How do I keep a steady temp for longer?
I have a chargrilled with a side fire box attached, I have it sealed with high temp RTV and thats the only modification I have done.
Were you using the wood as your heat source or did you have a charcoal fire? If you are cooking with wood then adding a split every 20 minutes is about right. In any event you should not be soaking the wood for use in the firebox.
Steady temps over a longer period can be had in a CG even without a lot of modifications to it, but you need to be cooking with charcoal.
Tell us how you build your fire, fuel type and how much to start the fire and how you maintain it and we can give you better advice. Otherwise we're just guessing.
BTW you can also join the CharGriller Owners group and post there as well-