Dont know C-S, but my treager I learned to turn on smoke, the lowest setting until i see some smoke. then about 5 mins later I can dial it up. i made the mistake of turning mine onto 350 the first time and loaded the pot with pellets too, but they caught from the glowstick and I filled the neighborhood with smoke.
Can you see the glowstick get redhot? Hopefully a Coolshack user will chime in.
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Other half of the Cat Sass BBQ team
18.5 " WSM X2
Weber Gold Kettle 22 1/2"
Weber 18 1/2 "
Brinkman Gourmet Smoker(retired)
Brinkman 2400 Pro (using sideburner as Charcoal starter)