Hi, my name is Jason and I have just entered the world of Kamado cooking. I have been grilling on a gasser and smoking on an offset for years. I recently purchased a Louisiana brand Kamado from Costco and I really like it. I have done a beer can chicken and left it on too long and dried it out (very disappointed) The temp spiked and I was not aware of when this occurred. I looked back at everything I did and realized that I may have left the lower vent open a bit too much (about a 1/2") I then tried the next evening to just light a fire and keep it below or at 250 deg. I lit it in just one place, let it come up slowly to about 200 and shut the vents to almost nothing. it held about 245 -255 for just under an hour and then started rising to almost 425 after about 3 hours later.
What am I doing wrong? Please advise
Thanks in advance,