Get the thermometer, check the temps against what you have. I have the AmeriQue and like Pags said, my wood won't start to smoke before about 110*. Use your new therm and probe the different shelves. If you stll have problems call Cookshack Monday morning!
I have the AQ set up and ready to go this evening for a 9.65# select packer brisket.I already have it cleaned, rubbed and in the fridge ready to go. Good luck.