I did a smoke a few days ago , with some FoodLion $.99 / lb butts. It was 25.7 lbs. total. It was cold and windy, so it was a 12 hour total smoke. The temp was 210-250. Ii pulled them at 198, and let rest for a couple hours. I used Kingsford blue and some cherry and oak sticks. I have a cheap Brinkman snp, with no moss at that time. I have been using this since Sept. and I have learnt to work with it. This last week I extended the chimney and put in a baffle under the tray in the CC.