Originally Posted by Mtnsmoke
Yep, quick, cheap and easy. You can also easily slide a 12" therm in or out to check side temps, not that it really matters but gives me something to do if I get bored.
You lost me here, "check side temps"?
My 12" is just below the cooking grate and gives me temp in the center of the drum. I slide it in as soon as I pull out the weed burner and put the grate on.