Long time lurker here. Just got my new XL set up yesterday. I built a table months ago, but we ended up moving and my egg project was put on hold for awhile. I recently sold my offset smoker and decided to pull the trigger on an XL. I am new to the egg but not new to smoking. I plan on getting another large soon as you can tell from my table design. Anyway tonight we did BB's on the XL to break her in. Turned out excellent. I am on a learning curve with temp control however, this unit definitely cooks different than my offset, but I absolutely love the steady temps through the cook. I was constantly feeding wood to my offset. Thanks for all I have learned from you so far. I am now officially hooked on the egg.