It was Christmas in July as I watched the UPS Delivey man unload my 009 at 4 o'clock in the afternoon. As an excited 54 year old kid I wanted to help him but he said no I got it.
As all kids at Christmas,do I immediately removed my new toy from the box and set it up. It ws perfect not a scratch or dent.
After reading postings about wood I tool the bark of the because it seemed damp and had moss.
First I placed a pan filled with ice and water on the center shelf, added 3 pieces of wood which I place front to back in the wood box, shut the door and set the temperature at 225* and after about 30 minutes smoke appeared and I was HAPPY I seasoned it for 5 hours not opening the door at all. That was hard to do.
During the seasoning I noticed some smoke escaping from the top right hand corner of the door.
By now it was 11:00 at night I shut the unit off and went to bed, today I opened the smoker and took out the wood box. Of the 3 pieces of wood only 1 turned to ash the one in the front by the door. The center and end pieces seemed only to be very chared.
What did I do wrong? Did I put he wood box in the wrong way It only fits 1 way with the recessed part in the back wall of the smoker so the only lid touches. I noticed the bracket around the heating element is slightly crooked. HELP!!