Originally Posted by Groundhog66
What kind of lump are you using, and how much did you put in? You want to let it all get fully lit before you close the lid, or you might have trouble getting your temps up.
Also, I like your choice of just crushed tomatoes for sauce...I think that is a nice clean flavor.
edit - I cook my pies at around 450-500, it gets pretty touch & go at really high temps I have found.