I have had a Large BGE for about 18 months. Due to my continued problems with it, I am beginning to wonder if it is worth the effort. I have EXTREMELY inconsistent results coming up to temperature. I religiously have cleaned everything out (i.e. used lump) prior ro every use, tried at least 5 different brands of lump charcoal, purchased a blower/fan, ensure that the lump is red-hot prior to loading my egg and it either works like a charm, or will take 2+ hours to get up to ~300*. I live in San Antonio and since it has been months since we have had rain, charcoal is stored in a dry, shed where most of my lumber measures 3-5% moisture content so wet charcoal is NOT a issue, the fan should make air flow a non-problem, cleaning everything every time IAW forum directions should eliminate any plugged holes - so frankly I am at a loss. When it works, I LOVE the results, when it doesn't I want to %$#@$%%^^^&.....
I am open for any and all suggestions. I really want to love teh egg, but I have to figure this temperature issue out to make my results more consistent and not have dinner 3 hours late after moving everything over to my GAS Webber.....(at least it works every time)