just fed a crowd of eight and they went wild. And have a ton left over. This was my first smoke...took 23 hours to get to 200 degrees as I was timid about ramping up the heat. Finally ended up at 400 degrees for the last 1.5 hours and got her there. Amazing...you cannot burn or ruin most anything (within reason) on the egg!! And pulled apart so easy. Needless to say I am stuffed. Point is, if you are a rookie like me, the egg is very forgiving. Doing a bourbon glazed smoked salmon tomorrow for my birthday dinner....what a weekend!