Originally Posted by charrederhead
I didn't realize there can be "too much" bark.
There can't be but Definately can be too much Char. How close is your grate to charcoal basket? Difusser or no diffuser? What temp u ran cooker. I have 3 grates the bottom one right over charcoal basket I use a large rectangle cake pan as a water pan/diffuser with it my temps are only 25* higher at center rather than 50* - checked with my ET732.
You may wanna put meat on higher grate, turn and/or flip Meat after 2 hrs, wrap earlier, run a diffuser of some sort (can be a pizza pan full of holes) or all of the above.