Looks like there's a bit of a learning curve for both the smoker and the phone, but I'm glad to hear that things are coming together. I've cooked on Traegers and a few other pellet smokers and once you get used to their cooking style they can turn out some really good food. On days like this when I'm repainting the SFB on my Outlaw, I sometimes wish I had a smoker like that.
It's amazing that ten or twenty degrees can greatly affect the temps on a smoker, but I've run into this issue as well. I see the same thing on my gas grill - on a 65 or 70 degree day it cooks nicely if a bit slow, but on a 90-dgree day it gets so hot I've got to be careful that things don't burn.
I wonder why that is, when the grill temps are between 400 and 600 degrees (or higher)? I don't see this issue nearly as much when cooking over wood or charcoal.