powerhouse to check and see if it is the lid that is leaking just take some aluminum foil and fold it up into strips and fold it longways over the top edge of the drum and it will seal it up for a test. Also try swapping to briquettes and see if that helps.
Robert aka Big Bob. :typing:
Home built 120 gallon stick burner on wheels,
Master Built 7-in-1 vertical,
Master Forge Charcoal grill,