I just got my mini last Sunday and I'll be doing the first cook tonight, (stuffed mushrooms.) I did notice one thing that I didn't notice Sunday. The lower vent does not have a screen part that closes, is that normal or should I order one from the "Mother Ship". I'm not upset because I got such a good deal on this thing and the dealer was soooo nice. I think I can also order one from Fred's Music and BBQ. It was only $5.95 and I have some other stuff to order from there anyway. It looks like it's the same size vent as the small. But if the mini usually doesn't have one anyway then I will just leave it like it is. Thanks for the help and I'll try to post pictures of the first cook tonight! I'm really excited to try this thing out.