Good question. If you are not careful it's easy to overshoot your temp and not so easy to bring it back down. I do not use the blower when first getting the Akorn up to temp. I hook everything up, but leave the blower unplugged from the controller. Then I just leave the ash pan unsnapped on one side and watch for the temp to get to about 25 degrees shy of my desired temp. Once there, I plug in the blower, snap the ash pan shut, and let the controller take over. Make sense?
FYI, 10 cfm may be too much...
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