Originally Posted by Heisenberger
With the PBC burning at its default temp of around 275, the coals are much more subdued and maybe the heat isn't as hot as we think it is. Later on in the cook it will probably be even cooler with all the drippings
I believe the combination of both to be true. I hung these wings in my extended Smokey Joe and the blackened bottoms were only 3" above the live coals. I ran the cooker at 325F, measured near the top.
Despite the blackened bottoms and being so close to the coals, those bottom wings were not overcooked.