Hey, Mike -
I just thought of another tid-bit here for a better understanding of how to produce safe foods from your smoker, being you're new to the craft (read the heading written by Chef Jimmy J...there are also threads that follow on various food safety questions/possible issues): FOOD SAFETY Forum
The low temp issue you had today is an unfortunate problem with some electric smokers...many are under-powered for cold weather. There are some modifications that can help to overcome that problem with the addition of a separately wired and controlled heater element, among other things. You may find some useful ideas in the Electric Smoker Forum (look for heater mods) or by doing an Advanced Search for adding more heat to electric smokers. With an engineering mind-set (I know, writing code for software is a lot different than making a smoker operate better...it's the analytical thought processes that will serve you well) you may find these fixes to be rather simple to bring online. It's very early in your ownership and use of the Bradley, but there may soon come a time when you find it would be nice to run at a more acceptable chamber temp in cooler weather...and maybe run a little more towards the hot & fast side of smoke chamber temp ranges. Just food for thought...
Enjoy the reading and learning!!!