Forgive me if this topic has already been covered elsewhere. I am new to this forum and just started using my Landmann 3495GLA propane smoker this past weekend. My first issue was temperature control, very difficult to maintain without constant vigilance. I have read where the built in temp. gauge is virtually worthless, I have a new digital probe type arriving tomorrow. The bigger issue, I feel, was that both during the seasoning session and smoking a whole chicken yesterday things were going along great when the temperature gauge spiked and sure enough the wood chunks/chips were on fire...........my vents were as closed as they could possibly be and the flame was low to medium low................any thoughts or ideas what I may be doing wrong and how to correct it?? Thank You!!