Okay. So I had my first cook on me XL BGE. Two Papa Murphy's Pizzas. Burned the bottom on one a bit, but I'm pretty sure I have the solution on that one. Overall they turned out great. I had a heck of a time dialing in the temp. I have a lot to learn.
Tomorrow I plan to smoke some Baby Backs. The plan is a basteggization of the Car Wash Mike recipe. So I'm thinking 200-250 for about 4-5 hours, with a little applewood.
So here is my question: Do I try to stop the temperature rise on the way up to 250, or get it hotter and try to bring it down? I had a devil of a time dialing in around 425 for the pizza. At one point I had the bottom and top vents barely open and the temp kept slowly rising. It just seemed to keep getting hotter and hotter. I finally got it close enough to work.