So, the plan is to get a turkey going early Saturday morning for dinner Saturday night. Last night I got the ECB going to "season" it per Brinkmann's recommendation. I noticed that the temp gauge (which doesn't have numbers, just Warm, Ideal, and Hot) came up pretty fast but stayed in the very low end of Ideal. I'm going to use the boiling water method to at least find out where 212* is. My concern is the temp was so low last night. After about 2 hours the temp started dropping. I used a full chimney starter full of natural lump charcoal. So, the questions are: Will simply adding more coals in the beginning bring the temp up enough? Will I have to add more charcoal every two hours? Can I add unlit coals to the pan when I need to add more?