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Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by aerycks, Jun 3, 2006.

  1. OK - So I got my new Brinkman Grill and the directions say to cure it before use. The people on this forum all agree that it needs to be done. So I oil it down and start my coals as directed. I am supposed to maintain a temperature of 225 for two hours and then increase it to 400 for 1 hour. The porblem comes when I close the lid, the temperature immediately spikes to 400. How do I maintain a lower temp with the lid closed? Please help! the coals are on the grill as we speak.
  2. cajunsmoker

    cajunsmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    close off air intake and exhaust vents.

    How much charcoal did you use?

    What type of Grill?
  3. I used probably about 8 pounds l;ike the directions said. I have a Brinkman Grill King Deluxe.