Chasing temps with the IQ110 and a Akorn Kamado
So I had my first smoke today, I did three slabs of baby backs. I started my fire in the recommended way of building a volcano out of lump and starting just a small section in the very top. Temp came up nicely, I set the IQ to 250 with, after the temp settled I was directed to ramp it up to 275. I hit 275 and then 280 then 290 then topped out at 309. Eventually it calmed down and started to fall. Then it bottomed out at 213. I opened the top vent a little more and it balloned to 308 again.
I am looking for guidence on what to have the vent on top set at, how to build the fire (if I did it wrong) and what other pointers guys who have a egg and the IQ.
Thanks for the help.