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After smoking my chicken breasts tonight the temp dropped to slightly less than 200. The vents and chimney were both fully opened. What can I do to raise the temp. back to 225-230?

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 15

What kind of smoker?

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offset Brinkman Outdoor Living

post #4 of 15

My best advice would be to search "Brinkman Offset Smoker Mods", and checkout the different things that others have done to their Brinkman smokers to help them create, distribute and retain heat.

post #5 of 15

Did you try adding more lit charcoal?

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Did you try adding more lit charcoal?


No, I didn't. When should I have done that?

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offset Brinkman Outdoor Living

Steve please up date your signature so we can know what you are using.

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Steve please up date your signature so we can know what you are using.

 

 

 

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I don't see where that option is. I did put in the "About Me" box. I don't think it's public yet cuz I'm new

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No, I didn't. When should I have done that?

 

When you noticed that the temp was dropping. If I am cooking with charcoal I like to have a chimney full of charcoal ready to light so I don't get caught off guard when the cooking temp starts to drop.

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Thanks!

post #11 of 15
Huh, I just toss more un-lit on to the coals. No need to pre-light
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Would I ever add more wood?

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Huh, I just toss more un-lit on to the coals. No need to pre-light

Yes there is a very good reason to add lit coals, you will get back up to proper cooking much faster temp faster.

If you have a dying fire adding unlit coals will take longer to light and get the pit back up to cooking temp in my experience.

post #14 of 15

I would add a lit chimney of coals and toss on another split

 

Gary

post #15 of 15

Here's a little info. that may help : http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/a/stickburning101

 

If you want to burn all wood , create a burn barrel or ring to keep a bed of coals going , watch the temp, for drops and add.  . .

 

Have fun and . . .

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