Using lidless grill and just 2 burners , 25000 BTU total, at 72 deg outdoor temp, MPO temp didn't change after one hour or 2 hours. The temperature stayed the same. Usually at warmer weather, MPO gets to a baking temp within 30 minute and gets hotter with time.
Hopefully this weekend the weather will be cool like last weekend, I want to see if it make a difference to turn all 4 burners on. Two burners will be right under MPO and for the other two burners, I will cover the grates with foil. I am not sure if that will channel sufficient heat into MPO. I will be testing my latest prototype, which has no opening except for the chimney. Another test that I like to do; insulate MPO outside cover using double or triple sheets of foil.
I really would like to use MPO during winter, hopefully these simple mod will bring the stones temp to over 600 F