I see no mention of water pan. Not needed?
A water pan isn't necessary, but helpful for maintaining low temps. Check out the Amazing Ribs website on "how to use a water pan." He recommends it for 225F smokes and tells you why. That fits meowey's temps.
Personally I dry smoke 95% of the time because I smoke almost everything but SLC ribs and roast beef in the 260-275F range or hotter. My leaky WSM loves to run in that range when dry smoking, even with all the vents barely open. When I want low temps I use the water pan. It definitely makes a difference in keeping temps down.