Hello y'all! I'm from Southern Oklahoma & just bought a Char-broil electric smoker 505. I thought there would be good instructions in the box but there wasn't & I'm totally lost! I was so excited when the smoker arrived but my excitement quickly turned to panic when I opened the product guide & found so little information. I'm so glad I found this site!! I've been reading through posts & taking notes. I bought a brisket (5.29 lbs.) & I'm going to marinate it all night. That's about all I know to do, lol. I did read to cook about 1.5 hrs per pound to an internal temp of 190 - 200. And I've seen that some people keep their temperature between 215 & 220. I think I can play around some & keep reading posts here & maybe, just maybe figure this thing out. But can someone tell me about seasoning my cooker? Do I just turn it on for a couple of hours with wood chips in it??? Also, I'm not sure how much wood chips to put in the box while smoking the brisket. And do I fill the box more than once in the cooking process? I can't believe there wasn't more details in the instructions! I'm sure if I'd bought a better cooker there would have been better instructions but this is the best I could do. I've never read so many posts from nice people so willing to help. Hope you can help me! I know absolutely nothing! Thanks a bunch!