rgham1969
Hello, I recently purchased the char griller offset smoker from Home Depot.  Yes, I regret the impulse buy, should've researched a bit more, but was in a hurry.  I've done most mod's on utube (sealant, two temp probes).  I've used it 3 times now (twice with ribs, once w/brisket) and each time had a helluva time with maintaining a consistent temp.  Seems like I can't ever keep it at a consistent temp for more than 20 mins.  It ranges everywhere from 300+ to 175, depending on how much wood I use.  If it drops below 225, I'll put in wood and it will shoot up to close to 300.  It's a constant and frustrating battle.  Any tips to improve this (besides cuttin my losses and getting a new smoker)?  I use mostly hickory wood split logs.  Thanks much!
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Sparkcharge
Try maintaining a larger coal bed of lump or briquette charcoal. Then add a stick on a regular interval as needed. This will also help flame up your added wood faster which helps the clean fire effort too. If you find yourself needing more coals, pre light them in a chimney prior to adding.
My Dad has a economy chargriller offset at our deer shack, it is thin and also battles air gaps. The technique I mentioned is how we keep things acceptably level temp wise when we Que at the shack. 
Good luck & let us all know how it goes👍
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rgham1969
Thanks much I will give that a shot next time and post back.
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Sparkcharge
Awesome. Good luck man👊👊
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