I seasoned and tested my new OKJ last night. Went great! That thing hums along at 250 with no fighting temps like I did with the ecb. The mods worked great and I have a 10 or 15 degree difference between sides. One thing I did learn is if I put anything in the cc next to the firebox side wall it will need rotated or it will burn. I had a few abt that were singed from this. I wish I had snapped some pics. I used apple and oak sticks. Here is what we made: 1 - Small brisket 1 - Whole chicken 18 - Atomic buffalo turds 8 - Large portobello mushroom caps stuff with a sausage mixture On the grill with indirect heat I made a pan of bar-b-que beans. The food disappeared and there were lots of compliments for the chef. I give the doodette most of the credit as she is the one who prepared everything. I just tended the fire.