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How to get temp back to 300deg

edited 11:24AM in EggHead Forum
Newbie here.
Lit my new egg for the first time yesterday and just couldnt get the temp to go back to 300. I'm living on a windy hill side wondering is that causing the high temp.
Lit the egg with fire starters in 4 places. closed all the vents and it still wouldnt drop below 350. Any advice would be welcome.

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  • uncbbquncbbq Posts: 165
    andy_ireland,
    Often the fire starters themselves give a false high reading before they burn totally out. If you shut the vents and daisy completely, it will get down--to ambient temp, eventually, because the fire will go out.
    Open the daisy petals full, and the bottom vent about 1/4" and you should have around 300 if the firebox is lined up and your airflow is unrestricted.
    Good luck.

  • during assembly of your new egg, please make sure that the firebox slot opening is aligned with the bottom outer adjusting slider - this will allow the max air flow
  • RibDogRibDog Posts: 31
    andy_ireland,[p]I think part of your problem might be as to how long you had the egg at a higher temp. The longer you keep it at a higher temp, the more heat the ceramic cook absorbs. Even if you shut down all the vents it will still take a while for the temp to come down once the cooker has that ambient temp built up in it.[p]Now I am just a newbie with a BGE here, so please correct me if I am incorrect on this everyone.[p]John
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    andy_ireland,
    if you want 350, don't let it go above that temp, at least not for very long.[p]also, 4 starters is a bit overkill too.
    if i'm aiming for sear temps ASAP, i'd still only use three.[p]there's no reason to get "a good hot fire going" and then drag the dome temp down. the fire is no better established by roaring along for a while and then being choked down to target temps. rathewr, sneak up on it. a 300, start tweaking the vents until you see the thermometer needle slowing down. wait for it to settle on 350.[p]a few minutes above target is no big deal, but any significant time above 350 will make it harder to rein in the fire.

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • Cheers for all the good advice.
    I'm going hard at it again this evening with renewed excitement.
    andy

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