Looks great![quote=Neens;160595]Just took a few pics while I was out checking temp. The lang maintains like a champ 2 hours stable with no extra wood. Had a little problem getting up to 300 in the cold so I just ran an air hose out from my compressor and blew in some extra dry air.
Looks great! I wish mine had those wheels!!
You should be able to get that baby up to 500 no problem cold or not:-) Make sure when you are ramping up that your chimney damper is full open,(usually is full open all the time anyway), keep the firebox door ajar, all vents open, and the food door ajar(left handle closed before closing door keeps it 1 inch from closed position), with a fire roaring and plenty of fuel you can grill this way with excellent results, but most of all, this is the way to bring her up to temp, then just close all the doors, and back off 3 of your 4 the vents and tune the fourth as neccessary, with your firebox nice and hot full of coals you will be able to maintain 235 all day with minumal effort:-)
Nice machine!!! I know you will be cooking tomorrow:-)