I am new to the BGE and have only used it twice with someone else starting the fire. In all cases, the temp seems to work at lower temps but has been difficult to maintain higher temps. Even with the vents open all the way, right now the brisket temp is going down to 200 and I wanted a steady 250. It took forever to get the coals lit and they are still not all gray. Tried following the firestarter suggestions but am frustrated by difficulty of how long it is taking to light and how difficult it has been to maintain higher temps. Suggestions?