Fellow Amerique owners help me out with this... I got my smoker 4 days ago and had to have Tony send out a new circuit board to replace my defective one. Since installed, I placed 4 pieces of Hickory in the unit box and tried to season it over 10 hours at 250 degrees. Although the unit did heat up, there was minimal "smoke output". I placed dry wood in there. . .was I supposed to soak the wood for 20+ minutes first?? After running for 8-10 hours, the inside smelled smoky and was hot, yet there was no black residue on the interior as expected (that's the goal of seasoning, right?).