Yesterday I smoked some snack sticks in a new location, my heated shop. Figured this would be great out of the cold shed.. I vented my smoker by using a dryer vent which went about 10' above the smoker, thru the ceiling and venting out the soffit.
As the day progressed things seemed to be taking forever, temp wasn't reaching what it was supposed to be, by this time i was ready for bed and sausage was only reading 140.. mind you this is only a 6lb batch in for 12 hrs at this point.
I think what ended up happening was i made a chimney that was drawing all my heat from the cabinet.