Well I had a bunch of things I wanted to try after I got my smoker going and I was down to sausage & beef ribs this week. Sausage was so so, but I just used some store bought ones, I think if I made my own it would be better. I threw some chicken legs... just because there was space. Used just a little bit of rib rub and I tried one 1 of my 16 bags of Original Charcoal Company Rancher. (I wiped out my Home Depot) I was actually impressed, it gave a nice flavor and burned hotter longer than the BBQ Galore Lump I had been using. I smoked with hickory & mesquite @ 225. I thought I was going to do 3-1-1 w/ the ribs, but well... I went watch an episode of Entourage in the afternoon and fell asleep. So it was more like... 4-1-0. hahah. I smoked the crap out of them and they were DELICIOUS! Esp. w/ that Rudy's BBQ Sauce my friend brought over. I LOVE SMOKE!