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Old Today, 11:11 AM   #4541
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You have a digital meat probe of any kind? Even a cheap one ($10) will help you know when to pull the meat off and not over cook it which is what dry's it out.

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Still need to manage the moist, chicken and chops were still dehydrated a bit and not as soft/juice as I wanted, but hey everyone starts somewhere....
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Not yet.
I started with a very hot grill, then closed like vents like 3/4 and kept the temp in the 250F or so.
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How long did you cook for? Chicken will take longer usually esp breast (very thick). Bones can also suck up heat and make chicken cook slower. Pork Chops can be done real fast depending on the cook temp.

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I started with a very hot grill, then closed like vents like 3/4 and kept the temp in the 250F or so.
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Maybe like an hour or actually more.
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Maybe like an hour or actually more.


That might be your problem. 250 is a little low for "grilling" but I would think if that is what your temp was and never got any higher you should have been able to cook the chops in 15-20 mins tops and the Chicken in 30-40 mins tops. If the fire went higher (hotter) that would certainly cut your cook time down.

Also you want to leave your vents open slightly otherwise your going to choke out your fire. Your bottom and top need to be dampened but not closed unless you are trying to put out your fire (done cooking and want to save your charcoal for another cook)
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Right, I didn't closed the vents completely but left them slightly open, both top and bottom, hence the temp went down. When I started the grill and it went full speed with the vents open the temp reached the 500F mark.
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