cooked a meaty slab of back ribs last night. cut them in half and laid on the top grate. smoker was running about 250 with the water pan. did a marinade in sauce for 30 minutes and sauced them twice over (3) hours. pulled them, wrapped them (with a bunch of sauce) and cooked inside with oven at 265 for (2) more hours. they turned out great. still have half a slab left for the weekend.