So I'm a newb with this being only my 3rd smoke. Little backroad.... I have a Brinkmann Vertical smoker and use kings ford briquettes. I use the Weber fire starter chimney and fill that with coals. I did a spatchcock chicken today and couldn't not get the smoker to get above 225. Most of the time it was around 210. Not sure what happened. Here's what I did. Started the briquettes in the chimney until they were white. Dumped them in the bottom of smoker in the basket. Then added 4 chunks of Apple wood. A pan of water in between fire and chicken. I kept both the bottom vent and top vent wide open. It was about 60f outside and a little windy. Any idea why it didn't get hot enough? Should I be adding more coals? I'm the end I had to put the chicken in the oven because of timing.