Everything I have heard on the web about the Cookshack smokers and the support you receive is top notch gold treatment
All true, but it doesn't change the fact that these smokers are extremely complex and take most people years to master. It might take months just to get marginal results as the initial learning curve is so steep. You don't want to go through all that I'm sure. I'll help you out.
I suggest you not bother to use this smoker at all. I'll cover your $500 so you don't have to take a loss, and I'll be by to haul this burden away Monday if that's okay. Plus I'll throw in a lightly used Brinkman smoker that you can get started using right now. No manual or directions at all, just plug and play.
Sometimes a deal isn't what you think it is, and I'd hate to see you get stuck. We help each other out like that around here. I'm sure there will be other, similar offers to help, but remember I got here first.