I'll be posting all day during the 8hr cook because I'm trying new stuff. I've got an Oklahoma Joe Longhorn Offset smoker. The only mod I did was a charcoal basket. Just put the meat on at 8am. I have 2 temp gauges on the lid (not grate level keep in mind). The left temp gauge (exhaust side) reads 230 and the right (firebox side) reads 410.