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How to get more heat in my smoker

8,489 1,297 November 4, 2017 at 07:36 AM
Usually it is the opposite issue but today I need more heat like 275+ for beef ribs. All vents are open all the way on my Weber grill but can't get over 220s. I added more coal and it is lit and going but can't seem to build any heat.

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burners clogged,clean or replace

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burners clogged,clean or replace

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Ambient temperature can have an effect. You could use something like stone wool to better insulate it outside. Is this a really big grill or really small for the amount your trying to cook? What kind of Charcoal are you using?
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Ambient temperature can have an effect. You could use something like stone wool to better insulate it outside. Is this a really big grill or really small for the amount your trying to cook? What kind of Charcoal are you using?
I'd say it is average size. 2 racks inside. Standard Weber bullet smoker. Using Kingsford briquettes.

I took these out after 4 hours and they had perfect bark on them. I put them in the over for another 5 hours and the ribs were absolutely fantastic.

https://www.amazon.com/Weber-2820...dpSrc=srch

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I'd say it is average size. 2 racks inside. Standard Weber bullet smoker. Using Kingsford briquettes.

I took these out after 4 hours and they had perfect bark on them. I put them in the over for another 5 hours and the ribs were absolutely fantastic.

https://www.amazon.com/Weber-2820...dpSrc=srch

I think you charcoal is part of the issue. I know those have a decent amount of filler. Look into some hard wood charcoal nest time.
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