I run guru'd G2 Party and Chubby. My set up is lump charcoal with a couple of those weber starter cubes in the front right corner. get that going for a few minutes, then slide it in and shut the door. guru on for 250 (or 275) top vent wide open, side vent about 1/2. when I hit 200, I start bumping the side closed every few minutes. when I hit 230-240, side vent is cracked, exhaust gets closed to halfway. on the party, the highest i'll get on setting of 250 is 260. that's close enough for BBQ. could get it closer if I cared to manage the exhaust more.. oh, empty water pan until it hits 200. then warm water if I can. i'm usually up to temp in 45-60 minutes. my stickburner could take 2 hours to settle in. so i'm not complaining.
ex-Stickburner converted to Backwoods gang (Gen2 Chubby and Party), UDS, Homegrown 250 gal Offset.