Resurrecting this thread... Doing a slow & low with a 7# bone-in butt cut into 2 pieces. Had an issue last time with my fire dying too soon, and was advised not to light all charcoal lumps. So this time, I got a few embers glowing on top, put the plate setting on, closed dome & got temp to around 300. Put on butts, adjusted vents and stayed steady at ~250 for a few hours. Got to an IT of 160 & wanted to turbo for a bit, so opened my daisy wheel all the way AND opened bottom vent. But I'm stuck at 250! WTF?? I should have plenty of fresh fuel down there. Do I need to open the entire rig up & add fuel?
I am using BGE fuel, threw in a few pieces of Hickory. Working on a MBGE, seals are fine, as far as I know. Any ideas?