So when you are smoking at a given temperature, what is the best way to maintain your temperature? I'm finding that I'm running outside every 15 minutes to add wood, open or close the side or top dampers, or even to open the firebox lid to let some heat out. I'd like to get to the point where I'm not an indentured servant to the smoker all day long (I'd like to clean the garage today too). Just prior to starting this post it was at 190F so I added a FEW wood chunks, and then 10 minutes later it was at 230F (I'm aiming for 225F).
I have a CharGriller with side firebox. Please just tell me what you do, and I will take the most applicable advice for my setup and will go from there.
Yes, I'm very new to smoking.
Thanks in advance,