Just getting started in smoking, I have a Brinkman all-in-one which I use in propane mode, along with the Smoke Pistol. I had some problems keeping the heat down to 225 degrees, so I finaaly used a Polder digital to know where the correct temperature fall on the Brinkman indicator. I'll be trying some spare ribs very soon using my own spicy rub. God help me now! I'll be back with the truth and nothin' butt!