Temp too high?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tommyboy5522, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. Hey all just wondering if anyone has a dyna glo smoker and experiences temp being too high when doing the minion method? I'm having trouble keeping it below 275? Never had a problem lighting the regular way but am trying to get a longer burn? Any suggestions? Thanks
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Light less coals and keep the air choked down. If the temps keep climbing with the vent closed, the fire box lid/door is leaking way too much letting air in...JJ
  3. Yeah I tried again with less coal and it didn't get as hot
    Thank you
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    When I use the minnion method I only start with about 10-12 lit coals in a small pile on top of the unlit.


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