OK guys, trying this again.
I shaved it a bit, rubbed it hard and fairly heavy (wow, lots of room for jokes there), and it is ready to go on the smoker.
I have my intakes on the UDS wide open. I am seeing the need for lump now. I can only get the UDS up to 315°. I think I might have a basket design problem. More on that later after I collect my thoughts.