When I've followed the BDS cooking instructions I've never have had a problem, like thirdeye said there isn't anything that Rockey has not cooked on it and the photos of his cooks and those of BDS users testify to that!
Try experimenting with a small charcoal ring for shorter cooks when you get the chance.
To answer Rusty's question-I'm itching to use my EZ-Que rotis on the drum!!
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