TwoGuysBBQ wrote:nice looking set up, I too have a bit of an unusual design and have learned it works great. I would recommend the biscuit test during your break in, it really helps you know where your hot spots are or weather you have an even cooking surface.
All you have to do is get a can of biscuit dough open it and lay out your biscuits around your grate area after you've lit your fire. After a few minutes check and see which biscuits are rising and that will determine where your hot spots are. if their rising together then you've got a nice even cooking surface.
Did you post your pit? I would like to see it, perhaps you can post the link?