Just got my Chargriller a couple days ago. Seasoned it yesterday. Everything is a nice rich black color. Thanks to Z for the tips on seasoning. I am smoking some yellowtail from my Fishing expedition 2 weeks ago. Tomorow, it will be a Boston Butt. I am very impressed with the quality. Had a little bit of a problem knocking out the holes for the SFB. But other than that, I had the whole thing put together in about an hour.