Be easy on me.. First time posting in this thread.. Ok first time using my Electric Brinkman Smoker.. Here we Go. Started off with marinating 10 not 8 (lol) chicken thighs in a gallon ziploc with Zesty Italian Dressing. 14 hours later took em out wrapped them in thick cut bacon then dusted with a homemade rub.. Fired up the brand new brinkman, 30 mins later it was running at 250°[NOT 350]. So I put some water in a kettle and waited for it to start screaming .. Started screaming, so I dumped it in the water pan; it backed down to 225°[NOT 325].. LETS SMOKE Threw em on with some apple and hickory chips. Hour later I opened the smoker up and spritzed with apple juice.. after spritzing off and on during the smoke 2 hours later and we hit 160° Here it is plated.. with some wicked baked beans.. used canned northerns instead of bushs.. nice smoke ring? LOL They were a hit with the family.. Hope you enjoyed my post.