Hello and man am i excited to say that I am the proud owner of a new 22.5 WSM....! It should be waiting for me this afternoon at home. This is a fantastic site packed with a TON of information...thank you to all who have contributed so that I may learn. I also ordered the gasket and lid hinge kit, the upgraded door is out of stock so thats on hold. The dual meat thermometer is on the way as well. I cant wait to assemble and get some coals burning hopefully tonight if the rain holds off. Going to start with a hal basket of stubbs and 4 chunks of wood for the first run with no water or meat. I hope to get run #2 in tomorrow with the same set up, maybe throw some bacon and cockadoodledoo parts on for a sampler. The baby backs await, but I want to run this setup a few times before I drop some pig in the pit!