Decided to use Carolina Q method of the feet and mini woo. Temp gauge never passed 500 degrees, lump only filled fire bowl and maybe a tad more. I had to remove the Chimney Cap to get past 400 not sure if it was a lump issue or air flow. SOmeone should post if they can get past 500 Degrees using the eggware cap.
Scratch dough for the pies. 3 generous cups of flour yields 2. I could have made em look pretty but i didnt bother to oil the crust before placing on the cook so its kind of pale. All in all solid time with the large egg.
Lets not forget the mini, pre cooked some sausage partially
7 minutes and done even @ 450 degrees.
2nd pie both cooked fast at sub 500 temp and gasket looks just fine.