I think that I will move the venturi/ smoke outlet to the top for sure. It still seems to get a cemented mass of char just above above the outlet. In all of my previous hot smokers my wood (maple) has burned completely to a white ash. I was hoping to use this for cold smoke only. Without an external source of heat/combustion it seems that the pellets only char and do not burn completely.
Dr KY, was that your experience? Or do your pellets combust completely?