Find another smoker. This one will not work for you
Yes. Buy another smoker
I've smoked trout as well as shrimp, brisket, butts and ribs. Two controls allow one to adjust the temp, yes its tricky in that 240 - 290 range but cold smoking is achievable!!
about six 10lb...9 if they are smaller
no the temp control is not automated, its a smoker not an oven
No. It is designed for wood chips or chunks. Because of the location of the wood pan directly over the burner assembly I would not even use wood shavings as they will dry out and get hot to quickly which will/could result in an internal fire which would most likely ruin what ever you are smoking.
No, but the doors use rope seals and the latches are adjustable.
None... It gets to hot. 1 burner would have been a better design
I've had the smoker less than a month and have used it twice. In the cold of ohio. Im sure it adds a little time to the smoke but it's doable. The smoker holds heat very well. So far on one tank I've done a 8 lb pork butt for 10 hours. I pulled it off and it was 17 degrees outside. Ive also done ribs for 6 hours. VERY HAPPY WITH THIS SMOKER