Help for a newbie, please someone.
I got my large BGE in April, and I've loved everything I have cooked on it. But, compared to everything I've read,its taking way too long to get this egg lit and ready to cook. I'm talking 40 minutes sometimes.
I'm using BGE charcoal or sometimes another brand of lump charcoal (no difference), using the little starter square things from the dealer, and I've made sure none of the air holes in the ring are blocked. The bottom vent is all the way open, and I've tried leaving the top open longer (20-30 minutes) and shorter times (10 minutes) with no real difference.
To get my egg up to higher temps (500-600 F) takes even longer - up to an hour. I tried a total charcoal exchange, I've cleaned out ashes (its amazing how little ash this thing makes).
Any suggestions? Thanks everyone.