well got a Email from Fedex saying they left my new MB XL on my door step, so leave work got to Kmart get a17"x13" cookie try as a drip pan, get a 10" cast iron pan for the smoker pan (great idea Gents). get some lump Hickory wood, then off to the market, pick up a 3lb Tri-tip and a half rack of S-ribs, just for starters, go home waiting to see my smoker at the front steps, look over to wave at the neiboors next door and guess what, my smokers on Their front steps WTH,! He said he wasn't even home he pulled up from the store and it was there..Guess Federal Excuss, can't read. glad it didn't get swiped. get it back home and tear into the box(upside down was a great idea Folks) went smooth (45min) only had a very small ding on the back (not very noticeable) great due to how many States it went through to get to me, and (1) screw for one of the legs didn't line up, other than that... Score! got it outside (Sat) and 2 clicks of the ignitor and Poof, it was lit (sweet), did a (2) hour season smoke, and got it up to 300* first to burn off the manufacturing oils, (crap makes you cough, stay clear),so then after a hour of Killing any bugs in the area of my yard, went for the 2hour smoke to season it, one thing was that the burner didn't blow out once due to the wind gust we had up here on the Hill, was a major +, I did put a side of the box it came in just in front to baffle it a bit, rubbed down the Tri-tip and ribs with some rub i got from Rudys back in Tx. and put them on at 225* put the wood chunks in every 1'/2 hours dropped down to 200* pulled
them , let it rest, and :30 min later O MY GOD.!!! fall off the bone ribs and my
tri-tip had a killer smoke ring and sliced like a tender brisket, Great first run, This smoker a keeper..sorry no Pic's Dead battery.
If in the wrong fourm, please move, Just tell me where you sent it ,...hehehe.