I had never had ABTs before but i had heard good things and i was looking for smoked sides/ mid-smoke snack options so i gave it a shot. Im not sure exactly where i went wrong but they turned out pretty aweful. The first thing ive smoked (which is not very much) that ive thrown away, which is saying a lot because im not picky. I liked the texture and all but they seemed overwelming salty/bitter. I also could have appreciated a little more heat but that wasnt a big deal. Figured id post it on here to get some feedback to hopefully redeem myself in the future. I used jalapinos sliced in half, stems removed and all the guts cleaned out. I filled with a mixture of cream cheese, sharp cheddar, and mixed tony chacheres in with it. Wrapped then in a full strip of bacon and sprinkled some more tonys on top of it all. I smoked them with 2 chunks of hickory at around 275f for about an hour and a half on my weber kettle untill the bacon was crispy. My first thought was that maybe i gave it too much smoke or used too much seasoning. Any input would be welcome. Not sure if this picture is from when they were done or a little before as it was about a month ago.