nice build........ i would start with a few less lit coals, maybe 8 lbs of unlit, and be sure to catch the temperature on the way up. also try shutting down your intake a few minutes before removing lid, then waiting a few minutes after replacing lid before you open them back up..........it is tough to get the temp to drop after letting it spike, so best to avoid it as much as possible. keep playing.............you are going to love that thing ! and again, nice drum!
UDS, Chargriller w/sfb,half a Webber cuz the lids on my barrel, and my third Meco