- Is there too much wood packed in the firebox? Yes, I was surprised you didn't have higher temps than that. I used smaller wood chunks too. Try running with charcoal and wood throughout the cook. I found on my old small offset that it was better to let the charcoal control the heat and a couple of chunks of wood for smoke, worked great.
- Pecan is great to use, because it is not as hot as oak and nice sweet smoke.
Great looking chicken BTW.
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