I woke up this am about 6am to start up my egg and try to stabilize my temp before 7a. This was when I wanted to put my 9lb butt on the egg to get it cooked by 7p tonight. It took me a very long time to get the temp down to 225. I did a burn in on the charcoal first for about 30 minutes cause I didn't want that chemical taste on my beautiful piece of meat. Is there a faster way to dial in the temp and at the same time preventing chemical tastes?
Any advice would be great.