I picked this little smoker up for $10.00. Thought I would try it out with smoking some beef jerky. Marinade over night 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce 1/4 Cup Worcestershire Sauce 1 Table Spoon Brown Sugar 3 Table Spoons Cookies All Purpose Seasoning Couple shakes of Red Pepper Flakes Smoked using Cowboy Lump Charcoal and Hickory Chunks around 5 hours. First time using this type of smoker I had hard time keeping the temp where I wanted around 140. Got up to 180 a few times, which I think caused the jerky to be a little tough. But over all it turned out pretty good.