Originally Posted by WineMaster
To keep this from happening, I now start a chimney and empty it into a 1/2 sheet. I just set it in the bottum and let IT heat up the metal with the guru's help. I get the coal basket then loaded with coal and chunks so when the unit is at or close to temp, the cooker doesnt waste the fuel to heat the pit. The result is long burns without overshooting temps. Just one of the things I am working on.
Very helpful, will give that a try tomorrow as well!