Ive been working hard the last two weeks on getting the smoker done but she's a beauty, still the odd thing to add like a table front and another grill plate.
Anyway ive got an issue with temp however, I can't really get her to sail past 200 degs f. I'm using a modified brazier which is around 3 inches off the ground, the intakes are between one and two inches off the ground and I have 6 of them (3/4"). They are all wide open. There are two exhausts on it which are 1 3/4" each, these are about an inch or two above the grate.
Skipping the KISS commentary, what am I missing, I only used half a bag of charcoal (5 pounds?) Does she need a full bag to get to temp? When I emptied in the chimney on top of the coals it did sail up to 270 odd but quickly came back down. Could I really need more intakes?