Originally Posted by Untraceable
thats the old backwoods trick of slowly coming up to temp. by the time all the steel is heated up your fire is way bigger than needed to keep your temps.
Yeah I figured as much. But since Josh builds them and has cooked on them as much as anybody, I thought I would give his recommended fuel and startup a try. It's never a bad day to have a smoker fired up so I will test it again tomorrow while I am getting my work trailer setup.
I will let everyone know how it goes.