1st time really need temp + mod advice

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by denguin, Jun 28, 2014.

  1. denguin

    denguin Newbie

    im in the process of smoking ribs for the first time with a master forge charcoal smoker.

    Its the same one used in this video:  

    and pretty much the same as this picture  

    I thought I should do the minion method to slow cook my ribs for 6-7 hours.

    My problem is that I cant get the temp over 200F.

    this thing doesn't come with any vents. it has a hole in the bottom under the charcoal area and that's it. I want to change the charcoal area to a rack to avoid smothering but im wondering if I should add a vent. Iv seen people add them to the top of the lid but theres no flat spot on the lid so im thinking it would just leak all the time. Also, should I add a vent like thing to the hole on the bottom to control the intake?

    What do you guys think? im on the 3rd hour of my first smoke so I don't know what im doing.
     
  2. Gotta do something to get air to the fire.
     

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