Well folks. The problem's solved. The magic missing ingredient was...[p]Time!![p]I loaded it up, lit it, left the lid up for about 15 minutes, then I closed the lid (with all vents open, hit it with a little fan for about 5 minutes and walked away. 60 minutes later, it was at 800 plus. I have pics, although the really hot ones are out of focus and by the time I got some in focus, I had capped the fire and the temp had dipped to a mere 700ish. [p]Next time I want to trex on the small, I'll just start earlier. Besides, the longer it takes to get hot, the more time I have to enjoy cold malted beverages on the deck.[p]Cheers to all!![p]Todd
Thanks for the info.