I purchased this smoker about a week and a half ago and have done some chicken breast, hot wings and a boudin stuffed pork loin. This will be my first Turkey on it. I'm used to smoking on my wood burner so we will see how it goes. I purchased it to smoke sausage on since its got a sausage hanger and plenty of room but I wanted to get used to it before I tackled sausage. My SH doesn't seem to be plagued with some of the stuff I've read about (knock on wood).it holds right on 240 degrees with the dial on less than medium. I also checked the temperature thermometer and it was 212 in boiling water. I checked it against digital this morning because I was worried about temps above that.