I did a spatchcock chicken today and couldn't not get the smoker to get above 225. Most of the time it was around 210. Not sure what happened. Here's what I did.
Started the briquettes in the chimney until they were white. Dumped them in the bottom of smoker in the basket. Then added 4 chunks of Apple wood.
A pan of water in between fire and chicken. I kept both the bottom vent and top vent wide open.
It was about 60f outside and a little windy.
Any idea why it didn't get hot enough?
Should I be adding more coals?
I'm the end I had to put the chicken in the oven because of timing.