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Congrats on the new egg!!! If it is a short piece of gasket (12" or so), it probably goes around the smoke stack to make the daisy wheel fit tight so that it does not fall off when you open your egg. The gaskets on the top and bottom of the egg should already be installed.
Well, keep in mind that you are cooking at grid level and not dome. In other words if you are doing a 250deg cook you probably want that temp at the grid and not in the dome. Just my two cents...
"Until you own an egg, you will never understand"