Just went out and purchased my first smoker yesterday. The infamous ECB. I spent most of the day yesterday putting it together and modifying it.
Started it up today for the first time to season it and I will definitely need practice perfecting the art of temperature control. It spent 3 hours at 400 degrees before it settled down to 250 for an hour then I put it out for the night. Got it seasoned though and ready to try tomorrow. I think I have a good handle on how to get it at that low temp from the start now.
Practice. Practice. Practice.
Look forward to learning a lot from past posts and new ones.