I'm at the enthusiast level, but one thing that I think some folks use too much heat and burn things. I did a bean soup and after you reach heat stage it only took a small amount of coals under it (fire cooking) to keep it going. A heat that creates a bacon cooking or hamburger cooking sound is a good starting point for heat.
Try a beef roast or pork loin with some taters and make a gravy as it finishes.
Keeping it clean, oiled and even slightly re-heated before storage is really necessary. Don't put it off to the side and clean tomorrow stuff, not good.
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