It was about 20-30 degrees with the wind blowin and the snow falling last weekend, but with a fresh mini sitting in my loft, I couldn't resist. I went for some chicken drumsticks on sale. I injected some frank's/bbq mixture in there, rubbed them with my favorite Jerk chicken rub and went on my way. I had some wild temp swings in the beginning but it leveled out around 290 so i went for it.
Mini in the snow
TBS was provided by Hickory ( it seems to be all that's available around me right now)
I had a wind block with the reflectix. It helped stabilize temps but I noticed that the TBS essentially stopped when it was in place. As soon as it was lifted it started flowing again. I ended up ditching it and adjusting my air intakes to get the temp I wanted with the wind that was blowing. I burned a lot more charcoal, but got smoke. Does it help to lift it a bit with rocks to allow some air flow under to the lower vents?
Post reflector temp check...TBS flowing well
The final result was ok in my book. The Jerk flavor was nice on the outside with pockets of buffeque in the center. The roomies absolutely went to town on these and even went so far as to offer to buy next meat of my choice! (that is unheard of in my home so they must have liked them)
Any suggestion on the reflector issues?