smoking is an art & is not easy to maintain the correct temp
I am assuming you were getting higher temp then you wanted here are a few things I do
make sure your charcoal turns to coals before putting the food on
if the temps get higher prop the grill lid open a little to let the heat out & put food as far from to the smoker box as you can
spray bottle with water mist the food once in a while to keep it cool
I am still trying to master the art of smoking but these are a few basic things I have learned
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