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Good day to ya Mr. Spin..
One experience I would like to add to your post for other newbies..which I dont ever remember reading here before....when you light the egg with starter cubes and close the dome (in my eggsperience) the temp rises to the 300° range and then drops back to the 200°-150° range as the firestarter burns out and the lump begins to burn..so you dont want to adjust the vents prematurely as I did several times before becoming aware of this fact...I`m sure you Eggsperts have had similar eggsperiences and probably just take this for granted..but my first low and slow I had to re-light the egg as I snuffed it almost completely out...
Hope this is helpful to some..[p]Wess