Originally Posted by Dr. Endo
all vents are closed... temperature is 313. Is it possible that the coals could get enough oxygen from a mildly leaky lid? I really thought that the temp would have gone down by now. Any thoughts?
It is a matter of physics. Your lid is NOT going to feed your fire with oxygen. That would defy the laws of physics. Forget the lid. You either have too much fuel and/or to much air, which is definitely coming from below the fire. Convection works in one direction. It's not your lid.