Originally Posted by HeSmellsLikeSmoke
On the other hand, I have long suspected that radiant heat might affect the plateau time. I speculate that this is because radiant heat penetrates deeper than than the heat from convection. The BGE cooks a little faster than the WSM at the same temperatures and I believe this is the reason why.
I think this is evidenced by the faster cook times on a UDS cooking at the same temps as indirect heat cookers. As for why a Party would have more radiant heat, I don't know. That's not direct heat in the party.