Originally Posted by RClark115
Ok... So the thermometer I mounted is reading under 250 now at full blast, but when I drop a meat probe in one of the vent holes it maxes out indicating something above 300... I'm new, I'm clearly missing something, or my mounted thermometer is junk.
Chances are the thermometer is off. Remove it from barrel and put the probe in boiling water(don't alow probe to contact container). Should register 212* on the money unless you live on top of McKinnley. Just mentaly add the diff until you pick up a better thermometer.
The barrel is looking good.