Pre-seasoning went great. I picked some hickory wood chips at JAX, I soaked them for about 15 minutes, threw them into the chip tray during the last 45min... and soon I saw what seemed like TBS to me. The wife and kids were definitely liking the smell they were smelling. So far, so good. BUT... after the pre-seasoning session, the middle digit display appears to have burned out already Good thing for the remote, which I had to resort to in order to figure what was on the display. I guess this means a call to Masterbuilt. I think before I do that, I will validate the temp reading on the console/remote with a separate thermometer.