I just got the 30 inch gen ll and tried a cook today. I put 4 chicken thighs....baked beans and baked mac and cheese in the smoker .I did have a aluminum pan with a rack that the chicken was on. I used a homemade a-maz-n smoker with mesquite pellets....worked great. I have used it before on other smokers...... I cooked for 2 hours with the exhaust vent fully open and smoked most of the time.....The beans ,mac and cheese was good, but the chicken had a creosote taste. Can't figure out what went wrong. I'd appreciate any help.