Hi all! I'm glad to find this site and what appears to be a wealth of information. I am completely new to this smoking stuff, but it's something I've wanted to start doing for a while now. I recently picked up a small Grillpro 16" Charcoal Smoker last week. I had my first day of testing it out today and I can't help but be a little discouraged. I started with a whole chicken as https://19216801.onl/ I figured that would be simple. The process, and the chicken actually tasted great. I'm more stressed with the process. I had a hard time keeping my smoker above 150 or so for the 3 1/2 hours I had the chicken on. I didn't take the cover off at all either. I went through a whole bag of pellets and much a decent amount of charcoal just to keep it hovering around 160ish or so. I did some playing around with the vent and the access door to check the flow and all that stuff. Any recommendations? Thoughtful questions to ask? TIA!