I noticed that there are a few people who are just getting started in the grilling/smoking/barbecuing arena and thought I'd offer a suggestion that helped me out a lot when I was getting started.
Keep a log book for every time you fire up. Keep track of the weather conditions, the wood you use, the recipe you use, and every single thing you do. If you adjust the damper, write down when and why and what temp the grill was when you did. Do this every time you make something.
Mine was made using Print Shop on half sheets of paper then 3 hole punched and put into a small binder. It allowed me to put an index on the front and add to it as necessary. I have 160 pages in my first one and have just started my second one. I'll keep doing this as long as I keep starting fires.
Once you've made something, take ribs for example, a whole bunch of times, you'll find what works best for you and your family. I made ribs probably somewhere in the area of 15 times or better before I finally found the combination of wood, temps, cooking times, and rub that we like. Once I got it to this point, I started another book and this book is MY recipe book. This is the same kind of half page binder but I used Word to make this one (it has a way to automatically keep a table of contents and print in book format). The pages in this one go into plastic sleeves.
I logged everything I made - pork butts, brisket, hamburgers (we like them smoked and then seared which is something that's easy to do on a Kamado), everything, Sometimes, you nail it right on the head after the first time. Happened to me with crown roast of pork. Couldn't see how to improve it (not that it will stop me from trying).
Anyway, keep notes on what you liked or didn't like. Needed more smoke, needed less smoke, not as tender as you wanted, not the right rub or flavor, etc. Change only one thing each time you make it again. Fix the amount of smoke first for example. Then concentrate on the rub. Eventually, you will have a recipe book of gold for the tastes of you and your family.
Just thought I'd share something that has been of great value to me on this journey.