After taking care of the door misalignment, and building a rolling platform for my Smoke Vault, I finally got sometime off work today and am in the process of seasoning the Smoker. I sprayed the entire insides of the smoker with Pam and fired up the burner. I set it at 275 degrees. After an hour of heating up, I put some hickory chunks on the cast iron tray. Its putting out that thin blue smoke as I write this. I'll let it smoke /season for another two hours then shut down for the evening.