between the gasser and the kettle i keep the lid on most of the time. even temps somewhat and keeps the flare up to a minimum, for example. when i was cookin chicken the other day on the kettle. damn near burnt my eyebrows off when the drip pan ignited. soon as i put the lid back on the fire extinguished it self..
HALF DIAMOND RANCH BBQ
Home made 5' reverse flow smoker
Weber Kettle 22 1/2" silver series
Weber Copper Smokey Joe Gold 14.5"
GPS trackable RED super fast thermopen