Do any of you pecos have trouble controlling the temps in your pit ? I can get it set around 225 and walk away for 30 min and it will be 325 to 350 so bump the intake very little check in 30 min and it is 175 the stack is wide open any help would be appreciated .I can post picks if yall need to see all the mod I have done. I am also using a maverick temp gage.
It's a learning experience, for sure. After 4 months and several cooks it's starting to feel more predictable for me. To help though we need to know what kind of fuel you are using, how much, how you started it, etc.
If you let it come up to 225 and then came back and it was over 300 that's actually not a bad place to be. You need to give this thing 45 minutes or an hour to come up to temp and be ready to cook. I've learned you HAVE to let the body of the cooker get loaded with heat. You can't just let it come up to 225 in the first 15 minutes and expect it to hold because it won't. I try to overshoot my cooking temperature a little bit and drop back down into it. Biggest thing I'm still learning is keeping a consistent coal bed for heat. But learning to work a fire is fun and it's fun talking about it.