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Old 01-01-2013, 09:12 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by Bludawg View Post
What is in the water Pan? Do you have a wind brake set up?
Originally Posted by Toast View Post
Agree with above. No water in pan (but keep it in as a heat shield and drip pan).

It takes some serious coal to get a 22.5 up to those temps but they will last once your there.
Originally Posted by volfan411 View Post
Do not know if you are using a roasting pan or not but yesterday I was doing a butt and had a large turkey roasting pan on lower rack to catch grease and mine would not get above 280. To my amazement when I removed the pan my temps went to 375 immediately.
I did have the drip pan in with about 2" of sand ( haven't even tried water yet) and the bird directly on the top grate w/o roasting pan. Probably give pan in empty no sand next time.
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