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I am new to this forum and been a BGE user for a short, but delicious 2 months. I have recently been experimenting with slow cooking ribs and brisket at very low temps using recipes from the forums. Some call for temperatures as low as 225 but I have not been able to reliable get to and maintain a temperature much lower than 290. To try to get below that, I have had to close the top and bottom vents so much that it snuffs out the charcoal.
The shop where I bought the Egg told me that using natural wood charcoal only, it would be virtually impossible to maintain a temp. much below 300 and suggested I mix in some hard wood with the charcoal to drop the burning temp in the fire box. I haven't tried that yet, but would welcome any other tips anyone has