Thanks for the tutorial N8man! I am one of those guys that is having issues with startup. I guess what I don't understand is why my temps go from ambient to 300* as soon as I stick the basket in? I don't have to wait at all! I am using 12" turkey fryer so it is reading temps in the middle of the drum 1" below grate level. Maybe they are just super sensitive. Actually thinking about it some more, it takes time to get the entire drum up to temp (just like with my gasser duh). So I need to wait longer before adjusting anything. DOH!
Thanks again! I think I may have just realized what the heck I was doing wrong!
Mike - UDS (born 5/22/2011) and a Weber E310 gasser