Man is it hard getting the temp low in the summer... The other day I wanted to show my folks how to smoke cheese and it was 97 out.... Way too hot to even attempt, but I did and it was over 100 in seconds. So today its 86 and I figured I would give it another try.. Start pic ... temps ran 98 on average to a high of 104 mid way end As you can see it sunk some during the smoke.. Which to me is no big deal.. I will let you know how it tastes when it cools off in a hour or so..