Hi, I know that this subject has been beaten to death, but.......is there a definitive answer to why the wood in the fire box will only char over and not fully ash? While seasoning my new Smokette Elite @ 200 degrees per the manual, after 5 hours the wood was kinda black on one side and the interior of the smoker looked as new. I cranked it up to 250 and all hell broke loose, including what sounded like a small explosion inside the smoker. I decided that I'd best start over. New wood @ 225 this time.(I also gently nudged the burner closer to the fire box) It started out OK and began to smoke but again after 4+ hours, the wood is still intact for the most part. I am using 2 chunks of the wood that was shipped with the smoker. Any ideas I am having guests today and I really want to avoid using my Weber bullet.
Thanks in advance for your help