Food looks fantastic.
I agree with Ron. I always leave my top (exhaust) vent open 100% during the cook and only adjust the intakes. That helps from choking the fire out and getting yuk smoke.
Looks like you're gonna be in for a great ride with your new toy!
Big JT's Smokin' BBQ Competition Team
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