I started grilling about every other weekend a few months ago in my apartment complex on a cheap charcoal grille the community uses and it worked like a champ. For hours smoke pours out the top and the coals glow.
I wanted my own grille So I invested in a small 18in grille. after about 10-15 minutes it just stopped smoking, the orange in the charcoals were gone, and it didn't seem thAt hot.
I assumed it was the grille, so I bought a larger one like the one owned by the apt complex.
It's a 22in backyard from Walmart in the picture above. It falls on its face after about 15 mins!!! I use the kingsman coals that don't require lighter fluid, after flames go down, load the food, open all the vents, and close the top. 15 mins later it stops smoking, coals die, and not much heat. Any advise? this sucks.