Well, after all the goofy questions and hard work my UDS is currently on its seasoning run. I am amazed at how fast it got to temp and locked in on the desired temp. We'll see if that was just luck or if it hold true for the whole run. I scored 2 12" thermometers at Walmart today for $5 each. Hopefully they hold up and give consistent enough reading to run the drum on. I'll post pictures as soon as I get them taken and uploaded.