Got home today and lit some coals right away. I picked up a quick chuckle, seasoned with KS&P and on she went. I did a couple burn outs and 2 regular temp smokes on her and she seems to do well. I did a rack of ribs and a butt during those test runs. I just can't stand to watch a smoker run with nothing in it.. The butt.. I'm so happy with this rig. I have a brisket competition in August, I think I'll be ready..