Decided to season my new pro q elite today in preparation of bbq season, I had a bunch of chores to do so haven't particularly tended to it but left a thermometer in there to gauge temp.
I set it up with sand in the water bowl as from reading a few posts it seems water means more management and causes issues getting up to temp.
Well, I've had the opposite issue got up to temp quick with the top vent fully open and 1 bottom vent 1/3 open all others shut. It then accelerated past 225 up to 239 so I closed all vents (not cooking anything and no wood so thought no harm) temp carried on rising to 270 within 30 mins of start and stayed there.
I gave up about 4 hours later and opened vent at top again and 1 bottom vent to burn through the fuel and its currently sitting happy at about 325.
So long story short any tips on being able to cook something for longer than 20 minutes....
PS was using big k charcoal and filled the basket using minion method.