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searing problems

BokehBokeh Posts: 4
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
Hello; I haven't posted here before but I need some help. I've been reading through the forum but still am having problems:

I've learned how to keep my egg below 250, and have made some tasty pulled pork. But my problem is going the other direction:

My egg is temperamental. I've gotten the temp up around 625ºF a few times, but mostly it stubbornly refuses to go above about 400º. And that's simply no good for a decent sear. I've been playing with the top and bottom vents to death... still won't get that hot most of the time. I've cleaned out the ash, and I can get the coals to glow a nice bright orange throughout the firebox. Is there such thing as a "dud" bag of charcoal? Can it glow orange and still not put out that much heat? And I know it's not my thermometer because i've checked it with a second thermometer, and the water-drop method, and by holding my hand over the grate. Hot, not searing.

someone talk me through this? :blink:


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