I purchased the Perfect Flame smoker from Lowes this past Friday and fired her up for a 4th of July butt smoke. I seasoned it Friday night and woke up early Saturday to get her going. The day went like this: 6:45am- Fired it up on high to get temp up quickly. Once up to 400 I opened vents and stabilized it at 225. 7am- Added water pan, oak and hickory mixed chips and boston butts on two racks. 830am- Dumped chips and added more 1030am- added more chips 1215pm- added more chips only oak this time 1:00pm- Tin foiled butts and let ride at 225 until 4:00pm 4:00pm- Took butts out with foil and placed in a cooler for 1.5-2 hours. 6:00pm- Took out and pulled with two forks. Pork was sooooooo tender and with a great smoked flavor. Added personal recipe of eastern North Carolina sauce and served to the party. It was the best Q I have ever eaten!!! This smoker thing is the best and Im hooked already. Now for the rating of the cooker. The smoker stabilized perfectly and went to 400 degrees in short order. The chip box is a perfect distance from the burner as well as the water pan. Water pan got half empty and only topped it up once. Chips last 1.5 hours. Construction is great and the temp guage seemed pretty accurate. Lots of room inside, and vents helped stabilize temp. Only gripe is the hanging rack attached at top that prevents easy moving of vent on top of cooker. I bent the small tab on the vent and loosened the top screw so I can close completely for preheating etc. Other than that this cooker ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!