Getting the temp right

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by oppelousas, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. oppelousas

    oppelousas Newbie

    Hello everyone,
    I recently built and smoker out of a 300 gal. tank. My firebox is 2'x2'x2' with an opening of 12"x12" entering the cooking chamber 3 in. below the cooking grate. It seems that it's hard for me to keep the pit above 250. My smoke stack is 6"x42" and it comes out of the end opposite the firebox at a 90 degree angle about 8". My firebox has 3 air intake vents which is round with the triangle cutouts. I wonder if I need more or bigger air intake?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. oppelousas

    oppelousas Newbie

    It is about 4 inches above the grate. Thanks for the reply. I will try to get pics tomorrow.

  3. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    also........temps really controlled by the intake.....further its closed...lower the if your intake is wide open..............HMMMMMMMMM

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