Originally Posted by 1FUNVET
IMHO you are not going to get an accurate temp with your thermometer that far from the grill. But then again, i've been wrong before. I would put an oven therometer on the grill and compare the two temp's.
Thanks, going through the side would have been a real PITA when it come to moving grates. I'm using it for a benchmark.
I'll use a digital thermometer to figure out the differential until I get used to it. On all of my WSMs I have one on top, and the grates are usually -15 to 20 degrees cooler.