I know pics, or did not happen, but seasoned drum Sunday and smoked a fatty in the process. It was great with biscuits and gravy! Ran 7 hours at around 225-235 for the season and only burned through maybe 5-6 lbs of charcoal. I was very impressed for the first run.
On the pipe or holes debate, does the pipe help with draw, or does it make much difference over just using the 2" bung hole in the lid? I ran with just an open bung in the lid, and noticed that when the wind kicked up, smoke would briefly come out the ball valve. Wondering if an exhaust pipe would help with this.