Well seasoning is done. Supposed to let it run for 3 hours with last 45 minutes of smoke. I gave up waiting and added the wood chips for 3 hours after 1 hour of heat. Had smoke till the end when I put water on the chips to put them out, but it never got that hot. The manual electric only has a dial and Low-Med-High and was supposed to be done on Med and I went to Med-High. I know the gage reads high (water bath tested) so just under 225 is not very hot when measuring boiling water it was a 250. I was on an extension cord and from previous research on this site I am sure I need a better (heavier gauge) one and will see what happens then.
Here is the seasoning run.
Good amount of smoke when the door opens.
Was still smoking after at least 3 full hours on top of the burner. I did soak them per the directions.
Old No. 7 Brand does have a distinct odor. Nice! Got to like a whiskey cask for wood chips.
Edited by ewetho - 12/4/11 at 7:21pm