Originally Posted by DaveMW
I also have agrate level thermo (also brand new) that states 225 degree temps too.
If your grate thermo is reading 225, than you need to ramp up the heat.... 275. Low and slow is not the holy grail. Specially when you're pressed for time ;)
How often are you peeking, spritzing, etc? When you're lookin', you're not cookin'.