Yesterday I received a Brinkmann charcoal water smoker for a birthday present. It has a temp gauge that says "warm" and "ideal" on it, but doesn't tell me what temp I'm cooking at.
My question: Approx how much charcoal do people use in these smokers to get that 200 -225 degree bbq temperature? And how do you tell the temp? Any other tips about cooking with this smoker would be great. I know there was a discussion on Brinkmann smokers a while back, but couldn't find these answers.