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Old 09-30-2012, 10:41 AM   #3
El Ropo
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Join Date: 10-06-10
Location: Austin, TX

I'm not surprised in the least. Your fire basket is smaller than the drum. With that design the outside edge is always going to be a bit cooler than the center.

That is why many UDS people have a ~8-10" deep fry candy thermometer mounted on the side of their drum. You get a better idea of what the temps are like in the center that way.

You could add a third rack with a platesetter (ala egg). Pizza pan, terracota saucer etc. That will even out the temps a bit.

It was one of the first things I noticed on the poppa kit. Short thermo. Look on the bright side, you can brag that your drum cooks up everything faster.
Rescued 22.5" OTS. SJS Mini-WSM. HEB briqs (rebranded Royal Oak). Pecan/Hickory/Cherry/Apple/Peach woods.

2016 Fuji Absolute 2.0 LE (for burning off all the great BBQ)
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