Matt here's a thread I did about how I set up my egg. Maybe it'll help you to see some pictures, I know it would've helped me. It's not the only way to do it, just what works for me.
You definitely want to get yourself a plate setter or heat deflector of some sort if you plan on smoking larger quantities in the kamado. Lately I've been using the weber lighter cubes to light my lump. I don't bury my wood chunks in the charcoal, I just place them right on top, and I get plenty of smoke flavor from that, YMMV. Good luck and have fun!
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