I tried making some jerky a couple of weeks ago. The plan was to start around 150 degrees and go up from there. On low my Masterbuilt reached 200. I know I can turn it past high and get the flame lower but with West Texas winds I run the risk of the flame blowing out. Also, with the flame that low i couldn't get the chunks or chips to smoke. Since i don't use the stock chip pan (i use a cast iron skillet) I was wondering if i could use lump charcoal for the smoke and heat source.