My name is Kim I am in South Louisiana. My dad Introduced me to meat smoking on a barrel style brinkman smoker about 20 Years ago. The pan went at the bottom and you dumped coal every few hours. After having kids I didn't have time to babysit coal so switched to an electric smoker. Well 10 Years later I am ready to go back to coal so myhusband got me a dynaglo offset vertcal smoker. I haVe been experimenting but just can't get the temp up to 225-250. We added insulation to keep in the smoke and heat. So joining the site to get tips so I don't have to heat up the oven to finish cooki g my turkies!!