Congrats on the new Lang Dutch, may you gets years of enjoyment from it. Hope the foot's better soon too.
I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to ask what may be a dumb question, but I'm new to the smoking, and while I'm learning some things don't add up to me yet.
Can you explain the warming box to me? I had it in mind that you did the main cooking in the horizontal chamber, and then, as the heat will have dropped some, the heat/smoke goes into the vertical but cooler, just for keeping things warm. You show a really high temp in the warming box but say you've the baffles open. Is the warming box dual purpose? Is the horizontal chamber is not in use but you're more grilling than smoking when the baffles are open?