I have used my BGE twice. The first time was to smoke a 5lb chicken. I followed lighting instructions but could not get the BGE below 300. The second time I did not leave the lid open for 10 minutes during lighting and had trouble getting up to 230 for smoking a pork tenderloin. I thought that maybe I had too much charcoal going the first time. Both times smoking I used the plate setter. Can anyone shed any light on this. And "oh by the way", the chicken and the pork turned out great even with all the trouble.