Originally Posted by snoqualmiesmoker
7. Get a poker and during long/low cooks, go in through the bottom door and gently clear out the holes in the grate. They can fill up with ash and small unburned pieces of lump and strangle your fire.
Also known as a wiggle rod.
And if you don't have one, get a Thirdhand grate lifter from our own Thirdeye. They're invaluable.
Get a plate setter, pizza stone and 3 extra feet to hold the pizza stone.