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How can you keep the temperature down in this heat?

FrancoFranco Posts: 88
edited 6:39PM in EggHead Forum
It's currently 108 degrees here and my dome gauge is reading 125. Trying to cook a tenderloin at about 200 to 225 and after yesterdays rib cook (ended up cooking them at 300), I'm wondering what to do with the vents.[p]Should I light the fire and barely open the top and bottom vents or totally open the top and close the bottom all together?[p]Any help with this will be appreciated.[p]Thanks, Frank
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  • SpinSpin Posts: 1,375
    Franco,[p]Start a small compact fire and control with the top closed (it will leak enough air) and the bottom open just a crack. The important thing is that you don't get in a hurry to reach cooking temp. Patience will avoid the overtemp and the resultant long wait for it to drop.[p]You can add some mass (firebrick, etc. set to the side) to help with holding the internal air temp.[p]Spin

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  • GfwGfw Posts: 1,598
    Franco, if you haven't already done so recently, you may want to consider calibrating your dome thermometer.
    [ul][li]Cabilrating...[/ul]
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