After a solid week of increasingly larger fires, today I went "nuclear", as it were. After about an hour the dome went clear. I measured 104 on the IR gun. It only goes to 999. so I'm assuming it was 1,104. Yesterdays dome temp was 980. The floor temp today was 890 IIRC.
After the fire died out I raked out the coals, let it cool down and baked some bread. This is the first thing I've cooked in my new oven and the first loaves of bread I've ever made, for that matter. I think tomorrow I'll try a chicken. Maybe some ribs on Friday, and then I'm planning on ten pizzas on Saturday!