I'm pretty new to the whole charcoal thing, but am really enjoying it. I've been on a search for the perfect ribs and have been trying to do the whole low and slow thing. The problem that I'm having is that I can't seem maintain the temperature for more than one (the starting one) batch of charcoal.
I've tried adding new charcoal to an exising pile, but that doesn't seem to work well for me.
My other method is starting up another chimney and adding it to the grill. This method spikes the temperature in the grill - at least until the air flow is sufficiently cut off. The last several times, the food is cooked too quick at the end - when I added more charcoal.
How do you add fuel, but keep the the grill temp constant?
By the way, the difference between charcoal and gas finally hit me. Most of you have probably caught onto this, but 've been trying to internalize it. Charcoal grilling is more art, while gas is more science (except for those of you with a thousand different thermostats).