Originally Posted by cmwr
First build of mine rack was around 8-9 below the top of the drum with a 10" high charcoal basket. My new one has a 12" high basket and it is a 2 rack job with the bottom rack being (guessing) about 12-14" above the charcoal basket. With my diffuser I can cook on the bottom rack and still get excellent bark and not burn the meat. Your measurements don't add up. Your basket sits about the same as mine and with a rack only 7" below the top how can you only be about 10" above the charcoal basket? You might wanna re measure things.
will remeasure tomorrow after Sunday services and double check my math.
what are you using for a heat diffuser?