All Masterbuilt Gen 2 smokers have bad Temp. controllers .If yours reads lower than what the actual inside temp is ,you are lucky .I have replaced my controller with Masterbuilt warranty replacement and it still reads the same . Mine reads 25-35 degrees lower than actual internal temp. Masterbuilt told me that when I set controller to 275 and get 330 internal temp it won't hurt anything . So in a way I like being able to get higher temps for chicken and etc. Just know where your internal temp is according to controller .For 225 internal I set controller to 195 . Always use your Maverick and you will be fine. The problem units are the ones that won't get to the internal temp that shows on display .If yours runs high be happy . Also get the Masterbuilt electric cold smoker attachment from Bass Pro for $59.00 .It will give you great versatility on what form of smoke material you can use .Split chunks, chips ,pellets and even broken up lump charcoal works in it . You will get 6 hours of smoke with it on a full load,a lot different than the 45 minutes with the stock setup. Unlike the Amnps there isn't the issue with it going out all the time . Just saying .I have both and the Masterbuilt cold smoker kicks A$$ in comparison . Tried lighting the amnps every way possible ,tried all configurations of the chip tray and loader,microwaved pellets ,did it all . Bought masterbuilt electric cold smoke and never looked at amnps again .I Use the 25 pound bag of pellets I bought for amnps in masterbuilt electric cold smoker and my Chargriller Acorn Kamado . Last but not least if you ever see The Chargriller Acorn in a store take a good look at it ,absolutely the best .True Quality Kamado cooking at a third of the cost of most ceramics. Holds temp for hours with no fiddling of air vents using charcoal and chunks .Reuse same charcoal for multiple cooks (3-4) because when you shut it down it goes OUT .I get cook temp much faster than Masterbuilt even at 10deg F.