My homemade Jimmy smoker is similar and it runs fine w/out the IQ even though i've tried it just to try it. My advice is unless you're doing overnight cooks don't even bother....even if you have to run errands on a Saturday just adjust your vents and go about your business.
Now if you 're doing all night cooks the IQ will manage your fire just fine.
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