Although can be tedious, and the learning curve is steeper than you might think, there really is nothing like cooking with real fire. I have used electric smokers, and though the end product is good, it just does not have that same feel. You can't just set it and forget it. This turkey is small, and was cooked at between 250 and 300, so a little higher, only took about three and half hours though. Used fresh herbs from our pots that we keep all year, lemon, and seasoning, that's all. Looking to build a tripod to go over our fire pit this year, so we can start grilling over open flames this summer, and who wouldn't want a big pot of beans or stew going over top of the fire?