Received the Louisiana LG 700 pellet smoker/grill at 3pm today 25 July 2014. The delivery vehicle was a full 53ft semi. I had told the dispatcher about the construction on our street, but he didn’t pass that on to the driver. When the driver got to our street he saw what was going on and took it upon himself to have one of the construction workers with a skid loader with a bucket to take it from the semi to my driveway (that was nice of both men).
I unpacked the smoker and checked it for damage and missing parts (there were none). Started the assembly process at 3:30pm and finished up at 4:30pm. The job can be completed by one person and a #2 Phillips screwdriver.
Started the initial burn off/seasoning at 500F then after 10 minutes took it to 600F.
Starting to unpack
unpacking on back porch
Assembly 2 #1 and 2 took 10 minutes
assembly 3 took about 10 minutes (finding where the wires go took the time)
Total time for the build 1 hour by one person in 100F degree heat
Burn-in at 500F for 10 minutes then to 600F for 20 minutes.
The burn-in used about 1 1/4 gal of pellets (didn't think to weigh them).
Planning first cook for tomorrow Saturday the 26 of July 2014 of a 8# brisket using a combination of Maple, cherry and Hickory (a competition blend from Menard's 40# for $22 plus tax.
Happy smoking to all !!!