I just found this Brand New in Box propane smoker. I put it together and "seasoned" it tonight. I put about 12 cups of water in the pan and a full smoker box of wood chips. My results are below. Let me know if this sounds normal and if there are any tips you may have. Vents Closed (not modified) Took about 10 minutes to see first signs of smoke On HIGH after 1/2 hour reached peak temp at about 475 deg While on HIGH I noticed the wood chips were on fire (viewed through side vent) Opened smoker and let cool down to under 200 deg - turned temp to the LOW setting - closed door Temp came back up to just over 200 and stayed there - Apparently the temp range is approx 200 - 475 Vents Opened No noticeable temp difference at all on HIGH or LOW I turned it off after about 1 1/2 hrs. Not sure how long it will smoke. Seemed to have visible smoke for about 1 hr. The wood chips turned black but didn't turn to ash. Not sure if there is anything left in them or if they are done. Looking forward to my first meal tomorrow. I have about 8 lbs of pork needin some smokin!