Ok I have had my egg for a while, and recently had a hard time getting it up to higher temps, due to ash building up so want to make sure I am using lump correctly now.
Many say to fill up the egg with lump. When you say this do you mean to the fire box?
I was doing this and just kept adding lump to keep it there and although I stirred it to get the ash to go to the bottom, it eventually got built up and was not falling all the way through, even though I stirred it around a lot.
When you fill it, do you not refill until it gets really low and you can see that its good and clean?
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