I've used my Weber kettle a few times to smoke meat and it did a fine job but Saturday was the first time using my new WSM. I'm using the Low & Slow book. For the first lesson he has you smoke 2 chickens without using any thermometers. I got 2-thumbs up from both my wife and daughter on the results and they'd definitely let me know if they found anything they didn't like. Even the chicken breasts were moist and tender. Kudos to the author, Gary Wiviott.