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Smoker doesn’t have vents

Harwood20

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Hey everyone,

I’m new here and just bought a used vertical charcoal smoker. I spent very little money on it and it’s by no means a top of the line smoker! It’s not exactly a super tight seal but what really worries me is there are no vents to control how much air gets in. My friend has a WSM and his has a vent at the top and the bottom but all mine has is a door to reach the water bath and the charcoal. Does anyone have any tips about how I can try and regulate heat? (Like should I keep the door slightly opened or fully closed?) Thanks guys, hoping this isn’t a simple answer and I’m not wasting your time! I’ve attached a photo as well!
 

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mike243

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set and forget, keep water in the pan, it will make great food don't worry about the temps. used 1 for years never no problem, on long cooks you may have to add charcoal
 

Harwood20

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set and forget, keep water in the pan, it will make great food don't worry about the temps. used 1 for years never no problem, on long cooks you may have to add charcoal
If it does get too hot what should I do? Pull charcoal out or do you have another suggestion? Sorry I just don’t want to ruin a perfectly good piece of meat Mike243.
 

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