Bought a pro series 850 from lowes the other day This is my first pellet smoker and I must say I'm a little irritated at the inconsistent smoke I'm getting . My very first cook was some chicken breasts, cooked at 250 for an hour then up to 300 . I got zero smoke that whole cook . Next day I through some ribs on , I had a great cook set it to 250 for about 4 hours took it up to 300 after glaze and got great smoke of and on every 5 minutes or so . Just did some chicken thighs today , did the normal smoke start up, pre heated to 300(took over 20 minutes) put the chicken on and 20 minutes in still no smoke . After about a hour or so of cooking I'd say it actually smoked 3 times maybe. I want to love this thing so bad but as of right now I feel like returning it.