Well guys--I thought this would be "so easy" Santa delivered my LBGE on Friday--I got the turkey and was going to smoke the bugger. I listened to everybodys advice...<nope, didn't burn the book yet>[p]Long story short...I couldn't regulate the temp. I thought I had it right the noticed it going down...come to find out I didn't have enough black stuff <lump I'm assuming> in it...added more, temp went way up and was just unable to get it back down. I kept sliding the bottom opening more in the closed direction as hubby said if you stop the air from getting in it will make the temp go down..but keep the top open full. I don't think he was on the money...I was scared to serve a bird to my kids when the temp had been up and down...so I tossed on some dogs and that's what we had.
Here's the question--how the heck to I regulate the temp?!?!?! There has got to be a trick...if you want it to go down you do this..up you do this...
Thanks for all and any help!