I can’t stop showing all my friends how hot the compost is inside this composter in the middle of deeply freezing temps here in the mountains. I add a little handful of alfalfa pellets every so often, plus following the instructions in the manual, and this baby cooks! Finally I’ve found a way to compost that is not just a feeding station for wildlife, rodents, and flies. No flies with this. Quick compost. Easy to unload into our wheelbarrow.