Ok, so for the maiden voyage there will be 10 racks of spares going down. Yeah I know but I don't know how to jump in except with both feet,.........and 10 racks. I played with it a bit Sat night, well enough to know I can hit 450 on it with just a couple small pieces of wood. Any advice from you long time stick burners? My other smoker is a MES so temp control was kinda a no brainer. I've figured out that trying to fill the firebox is a bad idea. And I tried to play with it tonight but Mother nature didn't want to play along so I just ended up wasting some wood as I don't think there is much I can take from tonight. I guess I'll just have to keep playing with it till I get a feel for the temp control.