Great work! I am proud to see a first time cook go out and make the best of it and come away with good results. It appears you were able to pinpoint some places for improvement and know what your strengths are.
Sounds like you are on the road to success!
Backwoods Party, IQ 110 Blown
Whole Hog & CS 680 Louisiana Grills
WSM 18.5 blown with an IQ110
*FORMER SMOKER HOARDER*, NOW A HOARDER AGAIN!
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