I did my first competition a couple weeks ago and while visiting with one of the other teams I noticed they had a whole fresh pineapple on the smoker. It just happened that one of the ladies on my cook team had brought a whole pineapple (what are the chances of that?). So, I got the cooking instructions for the other team and on the smoker it went. Put it on a 230 - 250 degree smoker and let it go until reached 160. About 3 hours. It was the juiciest and sweetest pineapple ever. We will be doing a lot more of these. Even my pre-teen daughter and her friend loved it.