I know there are is threads regarding the Akorn and I have read them but I still cant figure it out. Im using lump charcoal filling it up with chuck of hickory. I start it using 2 cotten balls, I get it up to temp great. I cant hold the temp for long though. I adjust it while the temp is rising, half it and then half it again till I get it where I want it. But then either It shoots up, or I end up putting it out and rockets down. I just for the life of me cant keep the temp in the 250s. Ive so far cooked a boston butt, which went up to 300 down to high 100s and back and forth. Finally I killed the flame and I moved to the oven after 6 hours. Today I did spare ribs, I had to keep going out and adjusting, Would climb to 300 Id adjust the vents and then would snuff out, would have to open everything up to keep it going and then adjust it all again. They did turn out amazing, but I still have to go out every 20 mins and fiddle. I do use an external prob so I know the exact temp. Any help would be awesome!