After solving an air leak problem around the lid, my first cooking effort was 1 1/2 thick loin chops with sparing use of Texas Two Step rub over moderate coals and a couple of hunks of pecan. Wife declared them best evah. (Sorry, no food pics. I was too busy eating.)
Used a Uniflame donor kettle from Wallyworld and misc. parts from an old Brinkman electric smoker that long ago had been shoved to a corner out of frustration with its end results. An old enamel ware stock pot for the coal basket and a few other things from my "possibles" stash (ie junk that should have gone to the landfill long ago) I'd attach another pic or two but it keeps showing "invalid file" when I try to upload from my Photobucket album.