Originally Posted by HogFan
I've not yet been able to use the IQ to ramp my Acorn up to temp without significantly overshooting temp. I've been able to stabilize the Acorn temp manually at 275F+ and then connect the IQ with the inlet closed to 25% open (setting 1) and the IQ maintained the temp.
The key thing is that you have a system that works for you. Every cooker/fuel/chef combintaion makes for a completely different situation. But, the main thing to remember is to not start with much charcoal burning. The Akorn doesn't need but a small handful at any one time. That's why I really like the Ring of Fire method. And it's cool to say!
There's also the stepped startup approach: Set the IQ to 225. If it overshoots, let it stay red for 10-15 minutes. Then set it to 250 or 275 and it should go there without much if any overshoot.