First off, good morning to all. Well Saturday I unpacked the new smoker/grill, the Chargrill Super Pro with SFB! It went together quickly, anout two hours. I used the furnace cement between the SFB and cook chamber as well as on the smoke stack. I put 2 additional thermometers in, anout an inch to inch and a half above the grill grate one on the left and on on the right, and left the original intact. In order to do the stack mod I'll need to remove the warming tray which will come later as well as the baffle. Then I coated the inside all over with veggie oil, canola to be exact and let it sit in the garage overnight. Alice, my wife, had an interesting question, why did HER car have to sit outside? I explained, since it's my grill my car and grill have to sit together to get to know each other, you see, the car will bring home the food that the grill will smoke or grill ! Then I started WW3 . I took the cast iron grates and put them in the oven to burn off any residue, it smelled and the whole house rebelled. Then first thing Sunday I rolled the "Black Beauty" out to the front lawn and started her up! I put a fire in the SFB and the cook chamber to season her up and play with it! Well, I found keeping the temp between 200 and 325 was not too overly hard, hope this holds true when I do the real thing. I used Royal Oak Briquetts (I will use lump when it's for real) and I last fueled it at 11:45am and just let her go hoping to be done by 3. Not so fast big boy At 5:30 it was still going strong, temp at 225 and some coals still burning, so I pulled the drawer out and dumped them on the ground and put them out with a hose, repeat for cooking chamber fire. Out of a 20lb bag I still had 9.5lbs left, not too bad. I wanted to let it cool and cover it before dinner. Well at 3 Alice goes out, Jim goes and gets the cast iron grates, pre-heats the oven to 300, coats the grates with lard and in the oven to season, 2 hours at 300, the recoat and 1 hour at 200. Removed them just before the wife returns and I quickly turn the oven to "clean." First question, "what are you up to?" ahhh, nothing, just wanted to give you some help Then Black Beauty got all covered up with a cover that fits like a glove, rolled to a space by the other grills and put to bed! My wife thinks the smoker/grill is "cute"