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Cant get my BGE to control below 270 Degrees

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Hello -  My name is Mike and Im new here.  I'm also new to the whole BGE thing.  Having a hard time getting the BGE to control below 270 degrees.  have both top and bottom almost all the way closed and the temp just won't drop.  Any suggestions?  Thanks in advance.

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Hi Mike, I don't have a BGE but have something similar from vision. The problem with ceramic cookers is catching the temp on the way up. Once you over shoot your mark it's hard to go back down. You may have an air leak that it won't stay cooler than 270. When you light it try not to start with to big of a fire but rather start small and let it come up to temp. try this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJJgruGIL4M

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How many coals are you lighting at one time?     

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Finally... after 4 hours of tweaking got it to control in the 245 range.  Awaiting the stall of my butt

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Just a FYI, you can and I do cook my pork butts around 265*-270* and have been doing that for quite sometime now. Still super moist, super smokey and lots of great bark!
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