I am relatively new to egging, but have successfully used Cowboy, Publix and Royal Oak. I picked up a bag of Kroger, thinking I had heard it was RO.I put on a butt at 0430. I lit the fire with a chimney, like I always do, let the smoke clean up, stabilized at 250 and then threw in apple chunks, added the plate setter and about seven pounds of butt. The temp started climbing. I went back to bed with temp at 150 and rising. It seemed the vent was open more than normal.
When I woke at 830, temp had not reached 200. I tried a wiggle rod, and finally opened vents a lot more than normal for low and slow to reach 300. Of course I could not find Turbo Butt instructions, but the meat was fine.
last night i tried a low and slow for chicken breast only to find I had the lower vent open 3/4 of max to hold 300.
After the first cook, I took the charcoal remaining out of the firebox and the holes were not blocked.
Is it the loose nut with the lighter or is it the charcoal?
Experience is a great teacher, please share yours.
Cookin' on the coast
Shellman Bluff, GA