My wife bought me one for Fathers day and I'm trying to get used to it. I'm having trouble regulating the heat some but maybe after a while I'll get it down. Smoked some rib last week-end and doing the same today. Last week they were not as tender as I would like but were good anyway. I used the 3-2-1- method I read about. Kind of new to smoking, have had Brinkman in the past with no problems. Kind of confused as to why I'm having troubles now. Anyone have any ideas? I'll let you know how they turn out today.