Dont give up on that BGE you will soon become an accomplished chef with it :) You will be making the best food you have ever eaten. I have friends that will call me and ask when im cooking on the egg next.
Dont stick to one thing either , dont be afraid to try new things , steak , ribs ,chicken ( spatchcock is easy and delicious) , Turkey , Ive done awesome prime rib , You can do Bread, pizza , cookie, cobbler ,
the list goes on and on . When you get frustrated try something new , And the people on this site are awesome and always willing to help . Try the recipe section too great recipes there
If you send me your email i will send you a tips and tricks email sent to me when i first got my egg its a big help
I know this sounds crazy but my dad had the same problem with his LBGE after talking to the distributor a few times they told him he had the fire grate upside down and for some reason it was restricting airflow.
He turned it over and has not had a problem in 4 or 5 years since
i told him i dont think it would matter which way it was put in but the distributor told him it did and it seemed to fix his problem and he always uses Ozark Oak