My bachelors chicken dinner...Chicken thighs w/ Tony's Chachere's More Spice and thyme plus hot coals baked potato's All cooked on a $60 kettle grill w/ a brick partition hickory smoking some chicken while baking potato's off to the side of the coals. The chicken spent the same time on the grill as the potato's and done at the same time. I just moved the chicken over the coals after it reached 165 to crisp up the skin. No you don't need Guru's but they're handy! Keeping a nice stable temp. Keep the potatos just off to the side of the coals and they cook great.