This weekend I got the Maverick ET-732. I cooked a chuck roast on Saturday. Besides the the temp on the grate level matches the dome thermometer I have some questions.
I emptied the egg and cleaned out all the ash. I filled the fire box to the top with fresh Royal Oak. I added some hickory chunks mixed in. I lit the Egg dead center in one spot with the Maap torch. I got the egg to 225 and let it run for about 45 minutes before adding the roast. The bottom vent needed to be at about 1 inch open and the DW petals almost all the way open for 225/240. The roast took a total of ~9 hours and came out great. But at the end of the cook the temps were down to 200 and not much lump left.
What am I missing here? There is no way I would be able to do a 15+ hour brisket on this Egg. Allot of other state there bottom vent is barely open and the DW barely opened. If I close the DW down to 1/8 inch the fire chokes and goes out.
LBGE, Adjustable Rig, Spider, High-Que grate, maverick ET-732, Thermapen,