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Unread 12-14-2012, 07:01 PM   #1
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Default Help! Can't get my Kamado Joe to get to temperature!

I have adding more charcoal. Done everything I know how but can't get it over 175 degrees. I am trying to cook two pork tenderloins indirect but the grill won't get any hotter. Suggestions?
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Unread 12-14-2012, 07:08 PM   #2
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do you have the vents open?
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do you have the vents open?
All the way top and bottom.
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Did you clean the firebox before adding new charcoal? I believe old charcoal/ash may be clogging up the intake holes in the fire box.
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Unread 12-14-2012, 07:15 PM   #5
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Did you clean the firebox before adding new charcoal? I believe old charcoal/ash may be clogging up the intake holes in the fire box.
Well that could be it. I cleaned but maybe not that well
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Well that could be it. I cleaned but maybe not that well
Sometimes ash or a tiny piece of lump can get stuck in the holes of the firebox and the fire grate. Most likely that's whats going on. It's a PITA, but that's why I like placing larger pieces of lump on the bottom, then pile on the smaller pieces on top.
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Unread 12-14-2012, 07:21 PM   #7
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It could also be wet or damp charcoal.
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I take it the thermometer is good?
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