275 gallon Oil tank temp concerns

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by weberlamp, May 21, 2014.

  1. I recently acquired a 275 gallon oil tank pig roaster.  It has 2 charcoal baskets in the bottom and a cooking grate.  I have not had the chance to put fire to it.  One potential concern I have is will i be able to cook at 225-250 with heat directly under the meat.  My concern is that the heat will be to intense.  One thought is to put a deflector plate between the cooking grate and the charcoal baskets, or only use one charcoal basket, but then I will limit my cooking area.  I will probably know more once I light it up for the first time.  Am i over thinking this?


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