After having my wsm sitting fully assembled for a week and my maverick thermometer waiting to go I finally had a free day to fire up for the first time :-) The startup went smooth and the wsm held at a steady 230-240 all day. First smoke was St Louis spare ribs. They turned out fabulous. The family was impressed as was I. I bought a rib rack so I was able to do 4 racks on the top. I used the 3-2-1 method.