I have been away from the forum for a while. While gone a couple of things took place: We sold our home and moved a lot closer to work and civilization and I got the BBQ pit of my dreams! We had $3500 more than we had anticipated from the sale of our home and my wife gave me the go-ahead to go see Mr. Lang down in Nahunta.
I love my 60 Deluxe! It holds a rock steady 250* with no trouble at all...but I like to cook at 225* or so. I have used it twice now and I know the answer is to get more practice but when it gets to that point, the coals are getting depleted and make it hard to start another log. It just smolders and when it does catch (with me blowing on it to get more 02) it raises the temp to 275* or so. I cooked on my OK Joe (with 1/4" tuning plates) for many years and knew how to operate it pretty well. The Joe only had one intake damper and this one has four. Does anyone have any advice on tweeking it? Perhaps I need to change the method of log addition etc?
Thanks in advance and it is great to be back.