I've been having some trouble regulating the temp in my new (xmas) electric smoker. OK, a lot of trouble. So I decided to do some tests today - namely, I measured the internal temp (with 2 different thermometers) over the range of possible settings. My temp control goes from 60 to 250: Results are terrible! The lowest temp I could achieve was 140 degrees! The temp never got clos to what the control dial said until I was up around 225. Even then, at 225-250, the internal temp varies by as much as 30 degrees. Yes, I "wrote down" all the numbers in excel because I have a terrible memory. So just to prove that I really did this, heres a q-view graph of the setting on the dial and the internal temp readings from the 2 thermometers: So what should I do? Try to return the smoker? Based on everything I've read here and elsewhere, I probably wont do much better with a different unit. I dont know, maybe I'll just be mad and build a good temp controller for it. It ticks me off that they put such a piece of crap controller in these electric units - for crying out loud, the reason I bought an electric is so I can do lower temp smoking, and because I've proven I'm not good at controlling the temp with gas or charcoal! Then they go and put in cheap parts that dont control the temp!!!