So I have decided to build a mini. I have a weber smokey Joe gold as well as a 32 at aluminum pot. I have just now gotten these two parts and understand I need to use stainless steel hardware. For those who have built/used minis, what are some things you wished you had done? I also have some questions about the lighting method. I see a lot of people speaking about the side light method with a propane torch through the vents. I do not have a propane torch and would rather not purchase one. I just want to know what some of the other methods people have used and had some success. I'm planning on getting a second grate and having two levels. I will also install a thermometer even tho I have a igrill device. I like the idea of not having to use the technology of it all the time. Thoughts? I appreciate any input.