If I close the intakes to a 1/4 open the temp drops big time.
The FB is substantially hot.
I have not sealed the air leaks yet, I need to find a proper gasket, might need to order one.
The stack is 1" above the top of my cook rack. It is not angled off.
It was quite windy yesterday, which has me pleased that it could maintain temps at all. I think my first step is to get that CC door sealed up, then maybe look at cutting off the bottom of stack a bit?
Will the coal/fire basket I made have an effect? It is up high enough that my intakes feed air in below it. Also, the FB end is hotter and I will need to add a heat shield in there, which might help direct heat into the CC now that I think about it...
I'm guessing it took 300% more fuel than expected, and much more frequent reloading.
The ribs came out pretty good, no Q-view I'm afraid. I was called out to a big grass fire with a couple hours to go so my wife finished them up. I missed supper by a couple hours but even cold they were good. The house smelled great too.