If you’re having trouble zeroing in on a targeted temperature range at the beginning of a cook, then maintaining the temp that you want throughout the cook, this is the method I use. If it works for me, there’s no reason it shouldn’t work for you.
If you want to give this method a try on a 350 degree cook, the amounts of charcoal shown below should burn out to 1.25-1.5 hours before the temp starts to drop.
• Fuel Supply (unlit coal): 70
• Heat supply (hot coal): 55-60 coal
• Place hot coal in a pile on top of the unlit coal
• Vent Setting Top: 2/3 open
• Vent Setting Bottom: Fully open
• After the lid is placed on the grill allow 15-20 minutes for the grill to come to temp.
• Clean grates and place meat on grill.
• After placing the lid back on the grill the temp should stabilize in 15-20 minutes. Fine tune the temp if needed using the top vent to 350 degrees.
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