Fire it up with all the vents wide open...when it gets up to 200, start to close down the bottom vents till you reach your desired temp. Also, keep in mind, till the inside soots up, and while its shiny. it'll run a lot hotter. It'll run more consistant once you get some soot in there..Good luck !!
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