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Not Hot Enough

JKJK Posts: 93
edited 7:47AM in EggHead Forum

I have a 6# turkey breast on - using the plate setter and a drip pan. I'm unable to reach 325* only hovers at 300*? Do any of you have suggestions or is the plate setter just too air flow restrictive? Do those of you who use bricks experience this problem? BTW, the fire that I have is burning as hot as any 500*-600* fire that I've used for red meat direct.


  • j.k.,Did you preheat platesetter? It takes awhile to heat that much ceramic mass, after it gets to temp, it will hold it extremely well. Do you have enough fuel? I usually fill mine to the bottom of firering. You can still cook at very low temps with large amounts of lump. Hope this helps.

  • GandolfGandolf Posts: 882
    Sounds like a dome thermometer problem. Need calibrating? Is the stem touching the turkey? You may want to check it.

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