Got mine the way I want it finally, well except for the fancy paint job--- that will come later.
The night I first made it:
Did a initial season with mesquite and lump with no meat. Temp gauge was way off so I swapped it with the WSM gauge I had on my Modded ECB--- needless to say I bought another WSM temp gauge on eBay that night! After the seasoning, I smoked wings,sausage, and a couple ABTs(quick smoke didn't have much time).
Cruising right along at 250:
After reading a bunch about ash build up issues with the SJS, I came up with two different solutions----small pet bowl with holes and I also installed two cents on the side of the SJS base. This way I can use the bottom vent for shorter smokes and grilling and when doing longer smokes I can use the side vents.