5yr old Channing III. Just fired up 1st time this season. Always cleaned and prepped, greased and ready to go.
Now we all know the factory reostat hopper control is suspect and not necessarily #1 to #5 with everyone's stove being the same. Like I said, this is a 5yr old stove, I know my settings. I cannot get it over 350* deg's @ the box, now there was a time (as recently as last season) that cranked up to #5 my output was close to 600* deg's with no unburned in the pan.
I have unburned in the pan with half the heat.
Caveat:, I've never pulled the grate. I only clear the holes and vacuum the grate to suck out the fines. Is this my issue??
Funny, my 1994 StokerII fired up and hit it's marks in 2hrs...god I love that old beast.