I know there's probably a million threads about this topic but, I think there's an issue with my temp gage and how accurate it is. My smoker is a modded ECB (mounted a generic Home Depot temp gage and drilled holes in charcoal pan for better air flow) and for some reason my smoker gets way too hot if I put more than 10 briquettes in. I tried the minion method on my first smoke and the temp peaked at 500 degrees. And today when I did ribs, there was no fire in my smoker and the gage was reading 150 degrees. Granted it was in the mid 80s today and my smoker is right in the sun, but I'm wondering if my temp gage isn't calibrated correctly. How would I check that and potentially fix the problem? So far everything i've smoked came out great, but I'm worried that if there is an issue with the temp gage that my results are gonna become more inconsistent. I was thinking of investing in a digital gage or probe to also combat inaccurate readings but I'm not sure which route to take. I love my ECB but obviously you get what you pay for haha. Any help or advice would be amazing. Thank you in advance to those who respond.