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Temp Problem on a Brinkmann Charcoal Smoker

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If anyone has some ideas or tips to keep the temp up on a box charcoal smoker, I am all EARS!!! I can get it to about 190 to 195 and thats it no matter if I change Charcoal brands.  
 

jasper7

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Are you using briquette or lump, or have you tried both?  If you haven't tried lump, it burns hotter.
 

daveomak

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How much charcoal are you using....  are the vents wide open, top and bottom...  Is your thermometer calibrated in boiling water...   are you using a water pan with water in it...  (don't).....
 

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