If bad came to worst, and you suspect that the door is allowing unwanted oxygen to fuel your fire, you can always line the edges of that door with aluminum foil, gasket-like, to help plug any air leaks that may occur...
Originally Posted by Larry Livingston
I have been reading all your msg and I finally am convinced to try your barrel smoker. I was able to purchase one ready made off the internet. but when I got it they had cut a large hole at the bottom side of the barrel and put a door with hinges on it. My question is: Has it been ruined by this door? Should I have this opening welded up? I need all your help--Larry