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!!!!HELP!!!!! In he middle of smoking right now, need help keeping heat

Discussion in 'Beef' started by stretch90, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. stretch90

    stretch90 Fire Starter

    Guys, I'm trying to keep a good temperature but its below 200! Also, the wood is caching fire and creating some bad smoke.

    Any help, please...
  2. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Just guessing I'd look for leaks.  I think you have a Mecco charcoal?  Choke off the incoming air and leave your exhaust wide open.  Remove your wood for now, you may have added to much.

    Good luck keep us posted.
  3. stretch90

    stretch90 Fire Starter

    Ok I closed the intake but I couldn't remove some of the wood because I'm using wood chips. I guess I'll see what happens...
  4. stretch90

    stretch90 Fire Starter

    Well I just checked on it again and the temperature is up to 265 and there's no fire happening, thanks Willy!
  5. vic81

    vic81 Fire Starter

    keep us posted.  What are you using for a thermometer?  The stock ones are usually off quit a bit.