Funny thing I was worried about the gap on the sidebox lid n vent door, but they didn't seem to leak at all, to my surprise.
Yup rain really dropped the temps from 280 down to 180 in no time.Still have to work on the temp difference side to side.
The vertical electric smoker was soooo much easier. The offset burns alot of wood, chunks3 in 1 1/2 hrs.The Electric 1 chunk would last for 2 hrs.I'm guessing that with the offset the wood sits right on the charcoal, where as with electric the wood sits on the lava rocks
But I think I'm going to like the offset better, once I get it figured out..
PS Wish I could upload some pics.