Whats up guys. Wife got me a smokey hollow gas/smoker combo for Christmas. I know its not the best rig out there but if end up enjoying smoking I'll probably upgrade at some point. Attempted my first smoke the other day with a 5.5 lb boston butt. I ended up taking if off the grill at 180 degs so it wasn't fall off the bone, but it was done and very delicious(wife couldn't stop eating). I started the day using briquettes and wood chunks and fought the first half of the day trying to keep a constant temp. Whenever I would put more wood in the box it would flame up and make my temps sky rocket. I ended up going to get some lump charcoal and was able to get my temp under control. I still had to prop the fire box door open a little to get my temp where I wanted. I did use a digital probe temp gauge ,and bought a second the other day so I have one for air temps and one for meat temp.