I've been an egg owner for about a year now. I've probably smoked about 10 pork butts, several racks of ribs, etc. but a problem I have is that the temp slowly rises during the cook. I've searched the forum but have seen the same answers:
-let the temp come up because it's harder to cool off once it passes your mark.
-close the vents to 1/4" or less.
Here's the problem for me; I start low and it just keeps climbing over time, and I've shut the vents to where they're almost closed, yet the temp just keeps rising. I've opened the egg to mist while cooking and the temp drops to 125 or so, then again it climbs past my 225 target.
Any suggestions? Maybe unwanted air is coming in and the gasket needs to be replaced? It looks to be in good shape but I can't really think of anything else. I use one of the fire starter cubes so I wouldn't think the fire is too big.
It doesn't ruin the cook but I would like to keep it low and slow if possible. Thanks for the help.