As bad as I hate to admit it, looks like Bbq Bubba was right. Just a bunch of farking hot wood. I will not give up, I'm gonna make charcoal dang it. I'm going to make a few changes now and try it again. Right after I clean up my mess. I will investigate and report back. Making changes now!
My arsenal, Stumps Clone, Two Modified offsets, open pit with grate and rotisserie,UDS, and a free to me Weber One Touch Silver 18.5" kettle