First Test Burn

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Fire Starter
Original poster
Nov 21, 2016
Southern Illinois
So I'm about an hour into my first test burn and looking for some tips/info/verification. Details:
-Kingsford Charcoal Briquettes started in a chimney
-Briquettes ashed over, added Mesquite chunks
-Door damper wide open
-Exhaust Damper wide open
-FB side Thermo at 275
-Exhaust Side Thermo at 230

Am I ready to cook? Having to add two or three chunks every 20-30 min to maintain temp. I've never smoked before so just looking for validation that my smoker is operating properly. Thanks in advance!

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