Do not "over-think" this!!
You have done a ton of prep work!
Put it to use---Just go cook, use what you have learned, and have a great time!!!
This is supposed to be fun--at least that is what they all tell me
"Flirtin' with Disaster" BBQ Team (RETIRED)
FBA and KCBS Cook and Judge.
Former owner of a WSM, a Smokey Joe, a Charbroil Commercial gasser (junk), the legendary "StudeDera", a FEC100, a Fast Eddy PG500, and Sherman the Wonder Trailer.
Now cooking with a Yoder YS640
Proud Pellet guy cooking on real wood.