I did trout last night. It ran at 200, no problem. I used water in the pan and only 12 lit coals to start it, lump for the cook. In fact, I had to open the bottom vents just a little to maintain the 200. Water makes a tremendous difference.
Smooth Smoke BBQ Team, KCBS CBJ, 2-WSM, Cajun Bandit Conversion, wsm 2880, Smokey Joe Mini wsm, Old Country offset, several kettles.