New to pellet smoking. Received my PG500 yesterday and was super excited to get smokin'... Had an issue where the fire pot when out and temp dropped to 112 degrees. Smoker lit again and temp raised to 330 degrees before coming back down to my set point of 225 degrees. Noticed a big temp swing and loosing temp, so I adjusted the LHt and HHt a few times until I had constant temps. LHt 25 and HHt 50 (problem solved I think). Went out this morning to get my brisket and wrap it up after being on the smoker for 8 hrs. This PG500 smoker has ash all over the place. As you might be able to see in the picture, its all over the grates and all over my brisket. Will this ash build up get any better? Any way to stop it? I can't have this all over my smoked food.
PG500 - First cook... Outdoor temp is 26 degrees with light wind... LHt 25 & HHt 50... Set point for cook is 225 degrees... Pellets by Cookin' Pellets Perfect Mix (Hickory, Cherry, Hard Maple & Apple).