So as some of you may know, I recently am the proud recipient of a new 18.5 WSM. I have seasoned it & am trying to get it all good in time for my Christmas ham. So this week, being a little short on cash, I rummaged the pantry. I found the following I know, I know your all jealous!! Does that DAK actually say Premium?? This is what I put on them The waiting game Patience is rewarded ( KINDA ) A close up just cause you know you want it!! So this is what learned. The WSM ROCKS! Started with about 1/3 of a ring & it EASILY went 7 hours. AT 7 it was just getting to 200, so I thought I would see if after 7 hours I could bump it up. BARLEY open a bottom vent & it went right back to 225 AFTER & HOURS> Here's my only complaint. Its very hard to bring DOWN in temp & IF you put too much wood in ( did I just say that ) its hard to go back in & pull it out or out it to the side. Other than that, I love the WSM & cant wait for the Christmas ham!