Recently purchased an 18.5 Smokey Mountain and have been doing some research here on SMF regarding the adjustment of the lower and upper vents.
I have established that the upper vent should be left open 100% but most WSM owners state that the lower vents are to be "fiddled with" in order to achieve the desired target temperature.
I live in SW Pennsylvania so the temperatures can fluctuate during the winter months.
Let's suppose that we have ideal weather conditions for smoking a slab of ribs.
Can one of you knowledgable vent adjusters run me through the vent adjustment process to achieve a 250 degree temp. setting?
How many of the bottom vents should be used, how far to open them/it at the beginning , and how much should they/it be open for the achieved target temp (250 deg.). Will be using the Minion Method for the Kingsford Briquetts.