I got a Brinkmann electric for christmas and its running a little hot around 270. I opened the side door to let some heat out, but the air caused the wood to catch fire and spike the temp past 300. Would drilling a hole in the top and making a sliding type damper do any good? or would this allow too much air in it and cause the wood to catch? I was thinking about maybe trying to find a small cast iron pan that i could set on top of the element to put the wood in. I think this would protect the wood, and maybe reduce the heat output from the coils at the bottom. Im open to any ideas, just dont want to hurt my new baby.