Well i got my new grill/smoker on friday night and was able to play around with it for a couple meals. I did some steaks friday night and a rib roast last night and today im gonna try my first turkey. I chose a 26lb, probably not the best idea for a beginner but its already started. Next time i think ill have to read some more posts before going to the store to buy random cuts of meat. Anyway my plan NOW is to cook it kinda fast 325-375 and try to stay out of the danger zone. A few hickory chunks now and then. It seems to hold pretty well at 325 for now. I shouldve experimented a little more with temp control probably before throwing a big bird on it but im impatient and its hard to waste a good fire. I didnt brine it either.