Finally got a smoker from my family for Father's Day and I'm very excited! Preseasoned it and smoked a Tri-tip and some ribs Sunday evening that turned out pretty good for a first try! Especially the tri-tip. I got a Masterbuilt Pro two door gas smoker. Like I said, fairly successful first try but did have a bit of an issue keeping the temp down. Also didn't expect to have to replace the chips after an hour and a half. Any tips? I did soak them. I have read to use a cast iron skillet to prevent flaming up so I will try that next time. Figuring that's what caused the flare up and possibly that high temp. Any tips or advice for a newbie are welcome.