Step one, buy a bunch of fuel and wood chunks.
Step two, buy a bunch of large hunks of pork.
Step three, cook a bunch of pork in a short period of time. It's good practice as well.
All the BBQ gunk will build up and seal up any leaks.
All done, plus you have all that nice food to enjoy.
On using a lot of fuel, try not using water in the pan, and just cover it with foil. That should ease the fuel usage, and no water doesn't affect the moisture content/dryness of meat. Meat has all the moisture locked up inside, and releases it's own during the cook.
Modded Brinkmann Gourmet. Basic UDS. Rescued 22.5" OTS. SJS Mini-WSM. Stubbs. B&B Oak Lump.
Cannondale 2009 F8 (for burning off all the great BBQ)