Ribs are on as we speak. Indirect heat at around 250-260. Pie pan with mix of apple juice and water directly under the ribs. A chunk of hickory thrown in (only wood chunks I have at the moment) for smoke. I am going to try to leave it alone for the next 2-3 hours.
Not sure what I am doing here because like I said I havent ever cooked ribs before. I live just outside of Memphis. Good ribs are available many places here.
Thanks for posting pics of your cooks that all looks awesome but I was really blown away by the garage. Very cool. I am going to convert my garage into a man cove one of these days. Love seeing pics like that for inspiration.
I had the same problem. I will tell you what worked for me although as @lousubcap stated this may be the obvious solution. I took out all of my old lump, removed the fire ring and firebox. Cleaned the dust and grime off of the fire ring. Cleaned the firebox very well, inspecting each of the air holes and making sure they werent clogged up with ash and lump. Removed all ash from bottom. Carefully lined up the firebox with the draft door. Filled the firebox halfway up with new lump. Used the old lump to fill up the rest of the way to the top of the firebox. After all of this I lit the Egg like normal, walked away for a little while and came back to an Egg that was >1000 degrees (oops!). I now try to clean the Egg out pretty well every couple of weeks.