Originally Posted by FretBender
Check your units start up procedure as far as the initial temp setting. My GMG goes through the start up process and then sets the temp at 320. If I stand by the several minute procedure I can set the temp anywhere I want after start up is done, and at that point it's only at about 125. If I set it to 180 it will go to about 200-210 and then back down, about 5 minutes to do that. Pellets brands can also cause different temps.
Yes. I figured it out. After several buys I found that I need 2 smokers. 1 cookshack for wife (she loves it and it has its purposes and is easy to operate and food comes out smoky with 1 -2 chunks of wood) and 1 side burner with mods for evenest heat AND smoke distribution to minimize flippings. And a place for a water pan for huge smoke ring. I nailed it last time I smoked and I was delighted. I am still trying to see if a guy can make something not rinky dink like mine so I will explain later.