Originally Posted by JTank70
Didn't I read in this thread somewhere that the actual temp in the drum is slightly different than the side mounted thermo reads?
Mine has a 3 1/2" probe and is 1/2" or less below the grate.
In my opinion shoot for 200 on side gauge and that will gets me @230 center grate. I clock my thermometer, that is I put the 200 at the 12 o'clock position so I can quickly read from a distance and know how it is doing.