Never had that problem... sounds like an extremely high heat.
Did you check your thermometers for accuracy?
Or did you use thermo probes?
How high was your deflector from the hear source?... Which grill?
Bacon should be capitalized as a pronoun for pork!
Lang 84 Deluxe Kitchen known as "The Glamazon"
Custom Klose Backyard Chef... of Snot, 22.5 WSM
Lang 60 Mobile - The Damsel II, Lang 48 Patio - The Damsel, and Bubba Keg Grill - RIP, and a BSKD