I have a barrel smoker that moved from Atlanta to Los Angeles that was bent in the move. I've tried my best to fix it, but the hinged lid does not close as tightly as it once did. There are gaps btwn the lid and the main body of the smoker and when I smoked a Boston Butt this past weekend I noticed that a lot of smoke was escaping from the gaps (as you might expect).
I was smoking a Boston Butt and I noticed that it wasn't as flavorful as it I others I had made. am I right in assuming it is becuase less smoke was being held in the main smoke chamber? Short of buying a new smoker or doing some major cold forging work, is there anything I can do to keep the smoke inside? would a wet blanket or towels help?