That sounds great - You have it licked! The picture you have here is awesome!
I usually start with two chimneys of charcoal well lit with at least one stick of hickory 16-18" long with all vents wide open and the door of the cooking chamber open at first to get as much oxygen in and to try to get it hot as possible to burn out anything inside. I will then close the dampers to get the temp where I need it. Great looking rig !