Topic Title: Smoke
Created on January 11, 2011 at 03:29 PM


I am having trouble getting smoke from my Holland grill. I always use either wood chips or the Flav-o-buds pellets in the aluminum wood chip tray and place it in the left rear corner on the drip tray. I preheat for between 20 and 30 minutes but they only turn black and don't light. The lid thermometer shows the temperature is between 395 and 400 but never goes any higher. I'm thinking that because it is now so cold outside (in the 20's)that the grill just isn't going to get above 400 degrees so I won't be able to get the wood chip tray hot enough for the wood to light.I am protected from the wind so that isn't an issue.
Am I correct? I'm hoping warmer weather is the answer because for now I am just wasting my wood chips and pellets.