Smoked a meatloaf today. I think I only needed the smoker to generate the smoke. The ambient temp inside my smoker prior to firing it up was 111. And the smoker sits in the shade. Patio temp was about 97. When I finished the smoke, the outside ambient on the patio was 111. Forty minutes after I shut down the smoker and let it cool down, the ambient inside the unit according the my reliable Maverick was 143. Great looking meatloaf and we are about to give it the taste test. Here are some pics and I'll give a flavor update later.