Hi all. This is a family account for myself, my younger brother and father. We are all new to smoking and are looking for a place to pick up some good tips and advice. I recently bought a Brinkmann split door charcoal smoker for my dad for fathers day. We have attempted to smoke a bunch of stuff some successful some not. We have made some basic mods to the smoker which include adding a secondary thermometer to the door and experimenting with different charcoal pits. Our main problem is we can't get the internal temperature above 150-160. We plan on signing up for the 5 day email course but any other quick tips would be greatly appreciated.