A Huge Thank You to Cascadedad!
I can't thank you enough for posting the solution and the pix for the GOSM problem of "running too hot". It was driving me insane!!!
I've added the needle valve (and two thermometers to the side-wall) and It worked like a charm. I smoked ribs on Saturday for 6 hours and held a steady temp. throughout. TOTAL CONTROL
Now I'm fired-up again about learning the art of smoking.
(And I get a kick out of watching my neighbors drool over the aroma floating in the air! )
Smoking is fun again.