I've been working with my BGE for about a year or so now and I love it. My favorite thing to do on the BGE is a long, slow smoke of some delicious pork. I've made about 5 or so attempts now, each with varying success. The problem I seem to consistently run into though, is getting my fire and temp to run consistently over the entire duration of the smoking process.
My current process is to get a pretty hot fire going (upwards of 700 degrees on the thermometer) and let it sit there for a few minutes to make sure the coals are all lit and ready to go, and then I try to kick it back down to around 200 or so. However, a few hours in my coals almost die out and I've got to try and relight them by completely opening all air flow into the egg.
It's never seemed to affect the outcome of the pork itself but it is annoying and i'm just curious if anyone out there has a tried and true method where they can get a good smoke going and have it last consistently or if maybe I'm on some sort of fools errand even attempting to do so.
Additional notes, I use an electric iron starter and I'm also in Denver. Not sure if being at altitude is just making things more difficult for me.