Going with the (lack of) flow...
Over the past year or so, I've learned alot from this site and the members here. You guys really are a wealth of information and I appreciate all the info you include in your threads. With that said, one of the hardest lessons I've learned is that no cook ever goes as planned and adaptation is key to producing good outcomes. Sometimes you just gotta go with the flow. As an example, my Chargriller Duo is a great setup. I really like having multiple cooking options in one unit. However, it's well known to not be the most consistant option for smoking when using the side fire box. I've made multiple mods and improved my techniques over the past year but sometimes, she just doesn't behave like I want. On occasion, I'm able to get a temp somewhere in the 225 - 250 range. I've only ever had it up over that once. However, most often, I'm stuck below 225, closer to 200. Now, what I've learned is to just let it go. Give it a little more time and then adapt my finish. My results have been as good or better than expected overall. It's not always going to go by the book... sometimes, you just gotta go with the (lack of) flow. The results will speak for themselves.
Thanks Brethren! Here's to the next year and many more to follow!
Chargriller Duo w SFB