So, I've got my first smoke on on this dreary lincolnshire day. It does not however appear to be going well. I'm having massive issues keeping a decent temperature in the smoker. As soon as the charcoal gets to the stage I can cook on it I get maybe 1/2 hour at a decent heat and then the temp drops. I think perhaps I needed more charcoal to begin with. How much would you usually use? I'm using lumpwood UPDATE: after a lot of faffing I managed to get the temperature stabilised-ish and got a chicken cooked. Before: Just rubbed with salt/pepper/garlic/thyme/paprika After: Took a good 2 1/2 hours but it was juicy as hell and very tasty. Im happy with that for a first attempt.