ok i haven't posted in a while but i need some help asap
I bought a off set Char-Griller off set smoker yesterday and I put 2 boston butts on about 7 1/2 hours ago. They slowly warmed up and are at 138 right now. My internal temp of the smoke area is 150 and has been there all day. The firebox however has a internal temp of 275. How come the heat isn't making it into the smoke area. this is my first experience with this kind of smoker. Maybe I'm now working the smoke stack on the smoke area and vent on the firebox. do they need to be open or close. the stack has been closed because I thought it would loose heat, and the vent for the firebox has been open. please give me some feed back.
That's the smoker I got