Just a quick update, I cooked dinner on the PG500 Friday night, Saturday night and last night (Sunday night). I'd say my grilling experience has always been average. I grill from time to time, but have never been a fanatic. And I've never owned a smoker in my life, so take this with a grain of salt. But I'm 40 years old now and personally I feel like every piece of meat that came off the PG500 this weekend has been the best tasting meat I have ever cooked. Last night I did two, 2-inch thick bone-in ribeyes using the reverse sear method. Seasoned them with sea salt and fresh crushed black pepper. Cooked them to a medium rare using the hickory pellets that came with the grill. DELICIOUS!!!!!