Unfortunately there is no way to "force" the FR to a given setting. The best advice we can offer is to try these ideas:
- We highly recommended, while starting the stove, to set the setpoint to something a few degrees below current temperature. This will prevent it "ramping up" to such a high feedrate while the fire settles out after the lighting and overshooting while the feedrate comes back down.
- Since the outdoor temps are relatively mild these days, we also would recommend using a much lower MAX setting than you would in the winter. This will limit the heat output of the stove at high feedrates and effectively reduce the potential for overshoot. Using a setting at 1/2 your normal would be a good place to start.
- Once the fire is settled out and MAX is reduced, set your setpoint.
Our control is tuned to provide good steady state control of temperature throughout the day, which makes it respond slowly to meeting and settling down on new setpoints. We continue to work on making our setpoint change response more aggressive while preserving our performance on temperature tracking during the day. In the meantime, the ideas above should help you avoid this impacting you during initial lighting of the stove in the future.