Hello. I'm in quite the situation here.. I've been wanting to get into smoking meats for awhile but never had the time.. Went to the store a couple days ago to finally pick up a smoker.. There was a cheap little brinkman I should have bought, but instead went with the more expensive vertical charcoal one.. http://www.stylefeeder.com/i/jpczpj5...l-Smoker-Black Holy cow what a disaster it has been. I wass excited I went and bought a bunch of different kind of wood charcoal. Smoking chips and about 100 dollars worth of meat. Got home and started grilling 2 days ago. First try was a pork butt. Acording to the instructions I was suppossed to use charcoal, then add chips to the "tray" that sits above the charcoal.. I got it up 200 and put my meat in.. But, every time I have to add wood-charcoal it takes a good 25 seconds as I have to slide the charcoal trey out as the "wood chip" tray sits right ontop of it.. Then, by the time it's closed again it's down to 150 and takes 15-20 minutes to heat back up.. And it only has enough space for a few pieces so needless to say I'm not spending a whole lot of time cooking at 200.. After 5 hours of doing this (the time it should have taken to smoke it) I pulled it out and went to check the temp and, well, let's just say it was raw about an 1inch into it.. I put it back in for 3 more hours and finally gave up and went to bed as the temp was still only 150 after 8-9 hours of smoking.. Today I tried again but this time removed the chip tray and decided to just soak my chips and toss them right onto the charcaol.. It seemed to work pretty well.. Until after about 6 hours I went to check it and it was raw again.. I'm dying here.. Is this just a piece of junk that I bought? any help would be greatly appreciated..