I had to smoke something today. I was miserable. Couldn't sleep, thinking about mistakes in past smokes, wondering what I could cook for the wife today, so I'm smoking spares on the little Cookin' Cajun (206° - 208° Smoker temp and steady with the load on). Put the ribs on about 11 AM. Probably a 2 - 1 -.5, they're kind of small on the meat side. I might just low and slow the whole time (no crutch), until their done. It's according to how I feel later on today. That's the thing I like about this ECB, it holds temps very well with little to no fluctuation. And the only mod I have is the vent holes in the lid.