I am on my third trager in 15 years. The first one I bought absolutely turned my BBQ life around. Sold the gas grill and sold the weber grill. It was a little tex which I upgraded the control panel. That thing would give you a 1/2" to 3/4" smoke ring on some meats. Moved from WA to AZ so I gave it to a friend. In AZ I bought a PRO Series at COSTCO. I swear that in the 4 years I have had it it only smokes when you start it up. It is set on a P2 setting. Never have noticed a large smoke ring on meat. I travel a lot so I bought another little Tex last year to put in the back of my tow vehicle. It smokes like crazy when you are smoking meat on a P2 setting. Meat never tastes like an ashtray. Have talked to Traeger 3 times about different traeger's smoking differently. Trager tells me that the BBQ's should not smoke??????? You should just see a small blue haze around your meat.Yet they now sell a new model that has a super smoke setting. Am totally not believing Traeger - but would appreciate any advice as to the amount of smoke the traeger (Pro Series) should give me. Not including pouring gas on it and setting it a fire. I really like the pellet type smoker. Does it need a different controller?