Just opened my MES 2.5 40" I got from SAMs for Father's Day and am seasoning it up now! What a difference from the old smoke hollow! I put my chips in right away before startup and smelled great for awhile but then went a bit sour like they weren't smoking but burning. Do you recommend soaking the chips in water or putting in dry maybe once it's preheated. Never dealt with this on the old under powered SH! Thanks!
You were supposed to put the chips in the last 45 minutes of the 3 hr seasoning period and not right away.