Fire rose too fast.
Have used a smaller pile of coals to start with all vents open.
Once the pit temp approached 175 I shut down 2 vents fully.
My WSM runs 300*(empty water pan) on one vent wide open.
As a result: 2/3rds to 3/4 open on one vent works for me.
Bacon should be capitalized as a pronoun for pork!
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