Originally Posted by willbird
About temperatures. Which is a more "honest" pit temp, a thermometer placed just UNDER the grill with no meat over it, or one placed right over the meat shielded from radiant heat from the charcoal ? With the typical UDS the former would be under the lower grate, the latter would be under the upper grate ?
You know, on mine I put a probe immediately under the lower and the upper grates and noted about a 20 degree difference on the average, so far. I also have a circular cutout from the lid that rests directly on the basket to be used as the heat deflector. Mine likes to cruise right about 230 at the top grate. I don't have the specs on how much lower the lower grate is or how high it is from the basket, I will try to check it out later.