http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...ad.php?t=10993 This gives you some background. I made the lid mod and cut a piece of metal to cover it. Not purty, but functional. Also cut back on the amount of charcoal to just over 1/4 pan of Kingsford. Temps topped out at 305Âº or so, then settled below in the 275 to 290 range. Lowest I saw before ribs were done was 250Âº (2 1/2 to 3 hours cooking time, when finished) and I maintained that with a handful of additional coals to finish meal. Again, used sand in pan instead of water. Looks like I am on the right track at any rate.