Yep, lots of good info on Jim's site. I have my mod's on their. Like every other smoker/grill you have to learn yours. Took me awhile to get it to where I can set it and forget it, even overnight smokes and I don't use the maverick anymore. I still use the maverick in the winter time. The Acorn uses less coal than any other smoker I have used, even my smaller bullet. 20 hrs and still have 1/3 of a load left unburned. The swing out shelf/top rack is a nice feature. Here are 2 butts at 12 hours/250 degrees. For searing meat this thing is fantasic! Pizza too!