Got an Oklahoma Joe Longhorn pit smoker a couple of weeks ago and sealed it up real nice, lowered the smoke stack, and seasoned it real good. First cook was ok but not the best. Three cooks after i still struggled to keep temp above 215 or so. I was running exaust and intake wide open but just couldn't get the darn thing to hold hot at all. Stupid me realized the problem 3/4 of the way through my cook today. I had a square grill wok i got a lowes a couple of years ago that i had always used in the bottom of my ECB door cabinet smoker. I had put that woke inside the firebox of the Ok Joe on top of the fire rack. I was so used to building a fire in that, that i stuck it in without even thinking twice. After i realized what i'd done i dumped all my coals and hickory chunks on the fire rack. The temps immediately jumped from 210 to 265 and held between 260 and 280 for the next 3 hours without touching a thing.. Sometimes we make things harder than it reslly is!!!!