Temp drops when add charcoal?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by michaelandrews, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. I have a char broil that I modified into a reverse flow, you can see it here. 

    Right now, I generally light a full chimney and put it in the box to get things started.I then just add charcoal as needed on top. However, whenever I do this, it seems to drop the temp by 20 or 30 degrees. Should I be lighting charcoal in my chimney each time I add it, or is this really just a temp drop from opening the firebox?
     
  2. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    IMHO you should add fully lit charcoal. Adding it unlit is smothering your fire.
     

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