Well for the past 3 hours it has been cruising along between 225-245, perfect! I'm not sure why it always spikes to 275-285 after the first couple hours but it seemingly comes back down to earth after an hour or so of running hot. Maybe I am spreading out my starter coals too much or need to use less than 8. IDK. As long as an hour or two of high temps is all I have to deal with I guess I should be happy. More experience will be my greatest friend. Well that and this board of course!
I'll make sure to take some pics when they are done, just coming out of the back side of the stall now!