Originally Posted by Kidcurry73
SO the heat only enters the top kettle via the bottom air vents?
Yes. I originally thought I would need to cut some of the kettle bottom out, but by leaving the One Touch vent covers as baffles, the kettle got right up to temp, with only the 3 holes allowing heat and smoke in. Plus, the measurement from the bottom of the coal box, to the first cook grate only worked out to about 20 inches, so I need some kind of baffle in the bottom to avoid using a water pan. It worked out much better than I expected....