I'm new to smoking. Have a Brinkman vertical smoker and live in NC. Fighting with it right now.
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Good luck and good smokin', Joe
It's charcoal. Not getting enough heat out of it, Drilled the pan and still can't get pass 150 degrees. Started with a small pork loin and finally had to finish in oven. With lack of heat adding wet chips almost put fire out. Anyone got any ideas?
How are you lighting the charcoal and how much are you lighting to start?
Exhaust vent wide open?
Intake vent wide open to get heat up?
Are you relying on the factory therm? They are natorious for being wrong.
The more info you can give us, the more we can help.
Starting them in the pan outside the smoker with starter fluid, using Kingsford Charcoal with soaked wood chips. Using enough to fill pan, about 15. All vents all wide open. Still have factory one in it but have ordered a 2 in F & C Thermometer. Anything else u need to know?