I'm relatively new to egging, and only recently did my first round of steaks on my egg. I was not able to achieve temps higher than 600 or 620 degrees. I filled my egg with new lump, over the older lump that was in the firebox already, and then lit it in two places with fire starters. After 10 minutes, I shut the lid and kept both vents wide open. It quickly reached 600, but never got hotter.[p]Should I have removed the old lump? Should I have let the fire burn with the lid up for longer than 10 minutes? [p]Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. [p]And by the way, the steaks stilled turned out very well, but I would love to get my sear temps even higher.[p]Thanks!