Originally Posted by Heisenberger
90 degrees seems a bit much of a difference from my experience. Is should run about 40 degrees hotter in the middle than the sides (max 50 depending on your charcoal basket). Might want to get those thermos calibrated. Maybe the 90 degrees is truthful. I've found a larger difference in temps when I use the minion method, at least in the beginning. No matter what this smoker can do no wrong
I should also mention, I used the minion method and it was early in the burn so that could also explain it too. Just checked the thermos again and they are now about 60 degrees apart.