As we all have said, your drum looks right! but the issue is your temp gauge is lying to you. with 2-1/2 inlets open your temp has to be more than 250°. Trust us only use 1 to 1-1/2 open inlets after initial start up.... and get a digital therm....
I have a real good friend that lives in Belton,Tx. If your still having issue's the next time I'm down there I could swing by and give you some pointers. We can't have a Texican not knowing how to make some damn good Que now can we?
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