Smoke mode running hot


Cooking a brisket for mom's 80th birthday tomorrow and got things started around noon. Smoke mode seems to be running hot at 230 degrees. This is not normal. I thought it might adjust itself after a bit but I ended up putting a pan with ice on the upper grate and then the temp came down to 215 and eventually 210. Outside temperature is 83 and sunny with low humidity. Anyone else experience something similar?

I am a little concerned the IT approached 150 in such a short time. It looks like I'll be keeping some ice in the pan until I go to bed.

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