Alright guys, I'm new to this. I have bought the Oklahoma Joe's highland, sealed doors, put on door latches, sealed firebox, added baffle/plate, and a charcoal box. my first smoke was last week without the charcoal box and baffle plate. temps where around 215-255. so yesterday I put the box and plate in for another smoke, and I had a lot of trouble keeping the temps high. couple of questions. I have a small gap between the plate and firebox wall I'm not really wanting to put more holes in the smoker so should I seal the gap with tinfoil or should it be ok? next is I tried the Minion method in my charcoal box and it seemed like I was fighting it the whole time, should I raise the box up more? any help would be great.