John - it's creative an nice, but my opinion is that aside from a general guideline, something like this can do more harm than good for a novice... There are just too many variables that cannot be accounted for that could cause a new cook to make bad decisions if they believe that they need to stick to a schedule even if variables changes and don't know how to adapt.
Lonestar 24" Vertical offset w/ Insulated Firebox & Performer Platinum
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