Just bought the # 5 at Gander Mnt.......WOW. From Ribs, chicken to whole (ok-half a brisket is UNBELIEVIBLE). HIGHLY recommend using apple wood. LOOOOOOWWWWWWW and Slooooooowww. Do not exceed 225 Deg and have a lot of patience. Have pulled recipes off the internet for rubs and sauces. Go what your tastes are and give it a try. I choose the gas and really happy (and full) that I did. Sorry BBQ restaurants, we'll be eating in. Caveat being that be prepared for a 6-10 hours of cooking.