I'm a hard core BBQer and often smoke pork/beef for long periods of time in my smoker. After the previous twine I purchased snapped on me easily after cooking, I was looking for something more durable for my needs. This does the trick. I tied this cooking twine to a few pork shoulders and smoked the meat for 14 hours in my smoker. The string held up incredibly well, even after hours in the smoker at 225 degrees. Sure you can find some cheaper twine out there, but do yourself a favor and pay a little bit more for this durable twine.