Here she is:
alternate lid which I scored for free.
Did 1 more test run this afternoon and seasoned her with a slab of fatback. Lit the whole neighborhood up when that got to cooking
She held 250 the whole time till I shut her down......currently using a 11.5 inch wide fryer basket and had no issues with the 3-4 hours she was going. Plan on building a better basket but for now it seems to be working with the fry basket.
Question on draw. Would it be better to use the Weber kettle lid or the flat lid to get the most efficient draw/airflow?