Hello, I'm Jason from Dickson City PA, borders Scranton PA, an I did my first smoke on my new chargriller outlaw. I modded the whole thing- angle iron, gasket, lowered chimney, bbq basket, 4 new tel true thermometers, baffle, etc. The outdoor temp was between 45-50. When I first started my fire I dumped one unlit chimney of lump into the expanded steel basket. I then dumped a lit chimney of lump on top. I also added a few lumps of cherry wood. There's at least 4 inches of clearance for air under my basket. The first two hours I seasoned the smoker and was getting temps between 275-300. And the temp was pretty even across the grate (5-10 degrees) thanks to my baffle. Later when I put my chicken on I was having trouble getting it to 225. Not sure if I was having a problem from outdoor temps or it was poor fire management on my part. Any advise would be appreciated. Time will tell when I do my next smoke. It's was just a little strange because the first two hours went so well. Thanks to all who posted pics and info on chargriller mods, it was a big help. For doing the seasoning and the smoke I used about about 12lbs of lump charcoal and not sure how much cherry wood lumps.