The PartyQ’s Adaptive Control Strategy is designed to operate with a wide variety of cookers by continually learning what the cooker is doing and adapting to many factors such as outside air temperature, amount of charcoal, damper settings, etc. For the PartyQ to work properly and determine how to adapt, the temperature inside the cooker cannot oscillate up and down and the lid must stay closed. If the lid is opened often, especially on startup, the control cannot be expected to maintain setpoint. If the lid is left closed for approximately 10-20 minutes, the temperature will become stable after the control adapts. The cooker may run a few degrees high or low due to various conditions but the control will bring it back to the setpoint. Cooker temperatures of 20 degrees high or low rarely have an effect on the quality of food.
If you ever notice the cooker temperature running consistently more than 10 degrees high or low, you may want to try RESETTING the PartyQ by SWITCHING THE POWER OFF AND BACK ON.