Everything was packaged well. One of the vents on the bottom is a little stiff, but no big deal. Everything else fit great. I then used a charcoal grate for an 18.5" weber kettle grill to stop smaller pieces of lit charcoal from falling through the grates. Works pretty well, though it could be a little bigger. Ready for the first smoke! I plan to use stubb's charcoal briquettes. I think they smell better especially during lighting than the KB.