ok im visiting a friend of mine in hawaii and he just bought a smokintex electric smoker, my experience is with a barrel type smoker with side fire box. when i smoke a pork tenderloin i ususally maintain 200-220 temp and it takes around 3-4 hours. as i have read on here that is prety much where it needs to be. HOWEVER when we used his smokintex we put the temp at 210 it cooked it within one hour. we also did ribs and they cooked extremely fast too and came out kinda tough. since either of us have experience in electric smokers i am looking for advice. i assume i need to maintain a much lower temp to get food done correctly, but i dont know. we have some pics i am going to share with you all later once we get a few good smokes in. i do thank all my brother and sisters for any help you give.