I didnt have to much of a problem with the bowl moving around this left both hands free for mixing and holding the gun. Apart from a small issue with the plastic part of the thermocouple getting a little close to the hot air ::) All went fairly well about 9.30 to first crack and second crack kicking off at just on 14 minutes 242 degrees indicated on the meter.
I was a little surprised by the amount of chaff coming off so I can see why fans are used now. Off to the Good Guys I think.
Cooling time using some downwash off the chopper (yes I did use it ;D) and a little stiring with the spoon was 4 or 5 minutes to 60 degrees