Originally Posted by Dr_KY
Keep after it man and try not to open the lid as this will help keep the temos under control. How wide is your fire basket?
My charcoal basket is 16" diameter and 8" deep. Going well so far - about 45 minutes into the cook the drum is holding in the 240* - 245* range with only my 1/2" ball valve barely cracked open and exhaust (webber kettle lid) wide open.