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Old 03-02-2014, 04:18 PM   #3
pjtexas1
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How much lit charcoal are you starting with? I had this same issue in one of non-insulated verticals. I start with more lit coals and I don't have this problem anymore. Don't worry about the cold air from the intake because the hot air should rise not the cold air. Just my .02 but I have never built a smoker so I may not even know what I am talking about... Also, try without the heat diverter. I was told that it was only really necessary if you were cooking hot and fast to help you from having to add water all the time.
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