First time a tried to do steaks on the egg and I was unable to get the temp in the dome over 550 degrees. The egg was completely cleaned out prior and the charcoal was sifted and only pieces larger than a dime were put back in. I was mostly brand new Royal Oak lump that was dumped into the egg(
I lit the middle of the egg with a torch deep into the charcoal and with the torch in the egg the temp was 500 but as soon as I removed it the temp fell to 450. i was using the BBQ guru 10cfm fan and there was allot of airflow through the egg.
I wanted to bury the needle to get the steak really charred but I just gave up. Would arranging the lump really make that amount of difference? Should I dump using the