whelp....I've started my 4th run on this drum. I decided to get a oven gauge to double check my thermometer. It was 40 degrees too cold. So I was working hard to get this thing pre-heated to something like 290...then occasionally get it even hotter.
my lid gauge is calibrated now and it took a lot less time to "get up to temp". Holding 250 is now more in-line with what others are setting theirs at... 1.5 intakes
Started with a Weber. Stepped up to a UDS. Pepper fanatic.