Originally Posted by SDJ
Ok its settled out at 250ish F and holding after 3 hours, the only way I can keep this
temp is to keep all vents top and bottom closed, there must be a serious air leak around the lid, on a good note though I have a small batch of MOINK balls cooking and hope they will turn out ok.
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It appears from the pic that the lid does not sit down well (air leak), and also that dent on the top left may have your drum out of round. Take a couple of hammers and try to push that dent back out. Try to make the top of the drum as round as possible. measure acroos in several sots and try to get it rounded out. You can usually bend it back into place by grabbing across the top and pulling it back towards you. You want it good and tight, no air leaks.
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