I have a SnP, and while it's not a Mercedes when it comes to cruising down BBQ lane... here's a few tips that I've found to help cook my food. a) burn actual wood.. ya know, like, make a fire. b) throw a couple of old bath towels that the old lady won't miss.. over the top of it. c) adjust the vents accordingly. half way on the box.. wide open to 3/4 on the chamber. signed, full camper.