Hey......what movie is that from and who said it? I'll tell ya after my question.[p]I am accustomed to the WSM where I would control temps simply by opening or closing the 3 bottom vents. Always leaving the top vent open. It was very easy to stablize the temp I wanted to reach.[p]Now, after about 4 weeks of owning the BGE I am still having my problems. Actually there are two distnctly different problems.[p]First, I was cooking two Spatchcoak chickens last night. Dome temp read 300 degrees, so I opened the bottom vent to get the temp up to 350. The top was 1/2 opened. The thermometer barely moved but smoke was billowing out so I had to open the dome to see what was happening. There was a raging fire!! But the thermometer didn't register it?? I tested the thermometer afterwards and was slightly off but not 100 degrees or so. The birds covered a large portion of the grid, did they stop the heat from circling inside the dome? Was the 1/2 opened top letting out too much heat to give a false reading?[p]Second, I mentioned earlier that for the WSM the top remained opened 10% of the time but it seems many Eggers are opening/closing the bottom and top vents to cook. Does the top vent do anything other than letting dome heat and smoke out? Is it suppose to be used in conjunction with the bottom vent all the time? Let's say you have a dome temp at 275, and you want it to go up to 350 what would you move, how much and why? [p]BTW - I did (as always before wrting here) look at the Whiz site, but I didn't see an explanation how the top and bottom vents were used together to control temps. [p]Thanks for any help you can offer,
Howard [p]The line "tell me like I'm a 4 yr old" was said by Denzel Washington who played Tom Hanks lawyer in Philadelphia. Great movie!