I got my new pit barrel and was expecting the lid to fight tightly like my friend's first gen pit barrel. I was under the impression that the only place that was designed to release air/smoke at the top was through the rebar holes. I lose a little bit of smoke from the lid opening because the lid doesn't sit perfectly flat on the barrel or fight tightly. I also noticed a little bit of smoke escaping from one of the handle mount holes as well.
As long as my cooker stays at a good temperature (and doesn't get too hot) do you think this is ok? Or should it fight tightly and truly only release smoke from the rebar holes?