Thanks, guys! I was wondering about that myself. I finished modifying an ECB and it's ready to go. I think that might be the ticket.
I have trouble getting away from the kettle because my first shot at bbq was on one and it's tough break.
I did have indirect heat in about a 60 unlit/15 lit ratio piled to the back of the kettle. I think I might have left the bottom vents open too long though because at the one-hour mark most of the briqs were engaged. That and the water boiling led me to think the thermometer placement wasn't ideal.