What am I doing wrong?
I put a 8.5 lb butt on my Large EGG at midnight Sunday morning. thought it would be done by 5pm Sunday afternoon. I cleaned out the egg and put fresh Royal Oak (USA) in and filled it up to the top of the firebox. At 5:00pm Sunday afternoon according to my Stoker the internal temp was 173 and holding and the temp at the grid was falling. It was a steady 225 Grid all night and day. I opened the dome and sure enough it was almost out of lump.
Details of my setup: indirect, platesetter legs up, drip pan. I started the fire with my MAPP and lit the lump in 3 places around the outside and and 1 place right in the middle.
Would it shorten burn time if I didnt let the Egg stablelize before attaching the Stoker? I just lit the fire and hooked it up. How much top vent do you guys use with Guru or Stoker? If I'm not getting a good seal between the dome and base would that shorten burn time?