Not a sick burner, but no thermometer on my 18.5 WSM. If I can hold my hand on the top for only 3 seconds, it's low and slow. Only 1 second is hot and fast. Bend test for ribs doneness. Probe test for butts and briskets.
Chicken, I use the Thermapen.
Jim - Another transplanted Texan
Former KCBS CBJ
Large and Medium Big Green Eggs , Black 18.5" WSM, Blue Weber Performer - Stainless, Green Weber OTG Kettle , Brinkmann SnP Pro, and a Stainless UDS. One retired Portable Kitchen grill.
Red Thermapen, Maverick ET-732, EdgePro Apex Sharpener.
Avatar is the original 1951 Weber Kettle