I've recently been given a new Traeger Lil'Tex and I'm having a difficult time figuring out how to maintain a decent temp in it. I smoked a wild turkey breast 2 days ago and while the Tex was warming up on smoke setting the temp crept up to 225, after I put the meat on and gave it some time to build up the heat again the Tex maintained a temp of about 180. Frustrating to say the least. So I let it smoke at this temp for a while then I moved the dial to Medium and the tem went up to approximately 275.
I'm hoping anyone might be able to provide me w/ some feed back for the best ways to maintaining a better temp on the smoke setting and any tricks to or suggestions to better cooking on this finicky little smoker. Especially w/ the long weekend coming up, I would like to cook some ribs and a brisket without screwing up the meat.
Any help and/or suggestions is appreciated.