Originally Posted by jdbh
i cant keep my drum under 275 thats if every thing pretty much shut down i thimk im gonna build a heat shield
It's a learning process, every drum will be a little different, practice,practice,practice. Try using fewer coals to get it going, bring it up to temp slower, it's easier to increase temp than lower it. For a heat deflector, just get a pizza pan and drill some holes in it, it works for me.