One thing the BGE Corp keeps bragging about is how you can control the temperature so precisely, like within a couple degrees.
I haven't been able to do that, and have been experimenting constantly and digging thru all the threads in this website before posting a "whine" discussion, which I'm reluctantly doing now.
Everything I've done "slow", so far, has been a constant exercise in re-adjustments; a few briskets, couple chickens, etc. Last weekend I preheated the Egg and it seemed to stabilize at 350, which I figured was just about right for a bunch of hot dogs and sausages. She kept a steady temp nicely, first time for me.
Late this afternoon, I fired up the Large to do my first pork butt, and first time using my new Maverick wireless thermo. It seemed to stabilize at 250, I added the butt, and decided not to touch the vents at all. She stayed at 250 for about an hour, then slowly started to drop, eventually hitting 214. I forced myself not to adjust anything unless it hit 200.
Well, for whatever reason, it then started going back up (weather is cloudless and windless today), and now its at 241! I haven't touched the vents at all.
I balked at even buying a wireless Maverick (I'm old-school) but right now I'm thinking about getting one of those fan-powered temp controllers; and that goes against my barbeque instincts. Any ideas what's going on here?
Oh, and it just hit 245 F...
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