Char Grilled Offset problems

Discussion in 'Side Fire Box' started by bbqjustin, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. bbqjustin

    bbqjustin Newbie

    So I have a cheap char grilled offset drum smoker I guess would be a good classification. My main issue is I don't feel my fire gets adequate oxygen therefore always smothers out. I keep a fan blowing into the fire to keep it going. Has any chopped up their firebox in order to allow more airflow, or have any other ideas as to fix this issue?
     
  2. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Did it come with a firebox or did you add it?

    You don't have this going on do you?

     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2016
  3. bbqjustin

    bbqjustin Newbie

    No it came with a fire box, i have only added a couple mods to it. Extra thermos, longer stack and extended stack down to grates.
     
  4. bbqjustin

    bbqjustin Newbie

    It does not look like your picture. I have not done much other then adding thermos and extending the smoke stack. The firebox came with the smoker, i did not decide to just add it. In all honesty its a very poor design for a smoker, but its what i have to work with lol.
     
  5. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I used one for years until it rusted out. I had more problems keeping it cool. The firebox should leak enough that you should only have to crack your damper..

    Hmmm.. Sounds like you're getting enough air in, but not enough out. 

    Can you post up a bunch of pics from different angles, doors open / closed, etc? That would help us help you.

    Why did you extend the stack? 
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2016
  6. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

     
  7. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey! I posted one!

    It wasn't mine, but I put it up..LOL
     
  8. "The firebox came with the smoker, i did not decide to just add it".

    Is the firebox mounted??
     

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