I have never had that issue with my Party. I do keep the racks in the smoker and place the meat on the hot racks but I doubt that would make a big difference. I am using a Guru and the temp rebounds in less than ten minutes. I do find that the sweet spot for my Party is 270 degrees and that is where I have learned to cook in that smoker.
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