I have two big "orders" for my mother-in-law and for a work picnic. I am smoking as I type. This sucker is packed with 9 picnics Somthing my electirc Brinkman couldn't do. Any one fill-er to capacity. How long do you think it will take to get done? I know it has been 2 hours and it is now at 166 degrees. I guessed correctly it would take longer than the usual 1 hour to get to 220 or so. Never cooked so much at one time so I was just curious. Most of these picnic are 8-9 lbs. BTW, I added my first hickory chips just now (166 degrees).