Tried smoking a eye of round roast and ribs. Initially couldn't get the auger to rotate. There were 3 pellets in the way. (Didn't realize how serious removing obstructions was) Finally got started. Got fire started and heated up to 350 for 23 minutes. Dropped to 250 for cook. In the first 3 hours temp varied from 215 to 345. Wound up drying out roast and in never got tender. Pulled roast at 130 degrees. Pulled ribs after 3 hours, wrapped for 2 and gave up. My old Brinkman has done a much better job . Gotta work on my grill game.