I recently bought a Charbroiler Silver Smoker, and am constantly grateful to have come upon this site full of enthusiasts like myself to pick up tips and know how. I did many of the modifications suggested here including adding a damper and some baffer plates to regulate temperature. However, my first few test runs, I could not get the temperature much over 200. Made it to about 220, but that was it. I have yet to finish making the charcoal basket for the firebox, and am using Royal Oak lump charcoal. Does anyone know why I can't get it hot enough? Last time I added about 2 chimenys of charcoal, and temp was not hot enough. I also feel like I am going through lump charcoal too quickly. Any help would be greatly appreciated! --Pat.