I tried cooking another pizza a couple of days ago, and no matter what I tried, I could not get the LBGE up to temp. It was cold that night but shouldn't make a difference. I had the platesetter in, legs up, using WGWW lump, draft door wide open and no daisy wheel. The SS grid was at felt level and the 1 thing I did different was to use 2 firebricks on top of the grid to raise the pizza stone up into the dome. As far as air goes, I even tried using a hair dryer at the draft door. I know I had plenty of heat because the platesetter came out as clean as the day I bought it (almost). The highest dome temp I got was about 410. After about an hour and a half, I decided to cook the pizza anyway. The tel-tru thermometer must have been close to being accurate because it took about 32 minutes to cook the pizza and it was not the slightest bit burnt. Could the fire bricks be the cause of the problem? They were full sized bricks weighing about 5 lbs each. I first had them standing on edge to bring the pizza stone about 4 1/2" up into the dome. Temp only went to 375. When I layed them flat the temp got to 410. Too much mass to heat?
I know the voices aren't real, but man, do they ever come up with some great ideas.