Well, I tried out my new gizmo (see yesterday's post as New Guy from Ohio) and did a chicken. I kind of "winged" this one trying to figure out what I was doing. Soaked the Hickory chunks for an hour which I read somewhere in this forum. Took a fresh Amish fryer and put it in a plastic bag and let it swim in Zesty Italian Dressing for an hour. Salt and peppered it and then dusted it with Kroger's Chicken Seasoning. As it was a nice day today, I sat outside with a cigar (in case the smoker needed help making smoke) and pondered what was going on. Smoke slowly started coming out and the thermometer got around 225 degrees (I think that I read that somewhere as well) In the water pan below, I had thrown in a cut up Ruby Red Grapefruit. I let it go about 3 hours or so and a digital thermometer read 178 degrees in the thigh. The chicken was tender, juicy and very surprsingly good. I need to work on the recipe a bit but the wife (the critical eye) was happy. Of course the fact that she came home to a regal dinner may have overweighed the results. On to bigger and better things. Maybe a pork shoulder next. Cheers.