My first. I have been careful up til now, but tried something tonight I hadn't done yet. I was TRexing a ribeye. In the past, I have closed the vents (mostly) and waited patiently while the temp dropped. Tonight, I decided to completely shut down. Ceramic cap on top and closed vent on the bottom. A minute (or less) after I did that, I realized I hadn't added the wood chunks so I opened the dome. Too quickly.
Let's just say I let go of it even more quickly and said bad words. I love the smell of singed hair, don't you? Not bad, just a little on the hand. This is how we learn.
"Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain