Just got my BGE a few weeks ago and want to go into full production mode for neighborhood parties. The heat seems to be my biggest issue. I can get it to top out on the dome thermostat, but open the lid once and I'm back down to 500F, especially when I put in the pizza stone (by the way, I am using a well used pampered chef stone on a BGE rack extender (it is like a standard main grate with two smaller grates above it-- I put the pizza stone on the top grate and this seems to work really well-- the stone is far enough away from the fire that it doesn't burn the crust, and close enough to the top of the dome that it gets the top done at about the same time). I can pull off a 90 second bake using this format, but usually only once or twice before things cool down.
Anyway, I have been thinking about fabricating a ducting system into the bottom of the BGE and giving it more air with a reversed shop vac. I have been using my wife's hair drier (you can imagine the argument) with success, but I just need more heat faster.
At the same time, I am only 33 and don't want to leave this earth riding shards of green ceramic into heaven. Anyone ever done this before (I mean the part about supercharging the BGE with a reversed shop vac and not the part about riding BGE shards to Kingdom Come)?