Hi everybody! Been a while since I've been here. Figured Id share my initial experience with the BBQ Guru PartyQ on the mini. I gotta say it's a match made in Heaven! I've used a mini for a few years now, and yes, it does very well on its own. Only times I've had trouble are when its cold out and I load it up with two pork butts. But with the partyq, the thing is so dead simple it's ridiculous. It seems to be a lot more frugal with charcoal too. I've only done one smoke so far, chicken thighs at 285°. It locked on to the target temp in 10-15 minutes and held it there for upwards of three hours. After 3 hours probably 85% of the initial load of charcoal remained. This was Kingsford blue bag, which would usually be probably half gone in that amount of time. I think I like this little gadget!! Doing a pork shoulder today so we'll see how it does on a long haul.