My issue is that I'm also trying to learn how to regulate the temp at the same time using a dial thermometer attached at the level of the top cooking grate and also have a lowes brand master forge wireless thermometer at the same height. Dial reads @ 215 and the digital reads @ 246. Does that sound about right other than the fact that the #'s are off I suppose I should go by the digit thermometer since they should be more accurate right?
As a side note I'm not very patient and I decided to build a UDS to train myself to be more of a patient cook on top of enjoying smoked foods and I would like to learn more about how to prepare them. Any responses would be great. Thanks