I just tried this out for Superbowl Sunday. I smoked 2 boxes of manicotti pasta shells (28) filled with 8 oz of cream cheese, 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, 1 lb. maple sausage, 1lb. 80 /20 ground beef, 2lbs. of thick cut bacon, Kingsford Sweet and Salty rub, and topped of with some Sweet Baby Rays Honey BBQ sauce.
I smoked at 300 degrees for about an hour with 2 oz of hickory. They were very smokey and the pasta was soft and not overly chewy. I could not taste the maple in sausage.
They were good. Next time I will use thin bacon and make it spicy.