Give me some heat!

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by the_selling_blues_man, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. I have a GrillPro vertical smoker. It has (3) vents - two at the bottom (left and right) and one at the top on the back. What is the best venting position(s) to increase the heat?
  2. bwsmith_2000

    bwsmith_2000 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I always keep the top vent fully open to keep the smoke moving. If not, there's a chance of getting stale smoke which can lead to a bitter taste on the meat. The lower vents are used to control the heat. Fully open equals hottest or fastest burn. Fully closed equals coolest or slowest burn. It's all about oxygen supply. Good luck!
  3. ibsmoking

    ibsmoking Smoke Blower

    More air more heat i would say wide open just my .02
  4. tn_bbq

    tn_bbq Smoking Fanatic

    Open all the vents to increase the heat.

    Keep the smoker closed as much as possible.
  5. I also have one of these got it last weekend it is my first smoker and cannot get it hot enough it runs about 175 but I was closing my vents almost all the way to keep the smoke in live and learn I guess

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