So the new smoker arrived Monday. We've had constant rain and I'm pretty sure that if I were to pull a brand spankin' new smoker out into the rain, Miss Amy would Kill me Dead. So after four days, I finally snapped! We have a two car steel out building so I swung the doors wide open, parked the Open Range just inside the doorway and lit her up!! Following the directions I sprayed the smoke chamber and cooking grates with cooking spray and added about a chimney worth of unlit coals. Then dumped a full chimney of lit coals on top and added a few mesquite chunks. Opened the spinners full throttle and the thing hit 250 in about 5 minutes. Brought it up to 350 for an hour, per the directions, then settled it at about 300 and threw on some burgers Buns toasting on the upper racks with Kirkland 1/4 lb patties on the grill grate. And the plate! I know burgers are pretty boring q- view but that was about all the time I had to give it today. Definitely looking forward to putting it through the paces over the next few weeks!!