I have a not so great smoker that the wife bought me. It is not ideal but gets the job done.
Anyway I have been using it for a while now, and I always had the coals resting on a grate that was elevated by two small pieces of brick. So, the vents were kind of below the coals. Should I remove the bricks and just have the coals next to the vents, on the same level?
The only problem I guess I have with this smoker is with the current setup, coals elevated, the coals in the firebox tend to shoot flames into the main chamber.