Brett, Welcome to the board. Congratulations on the Weber. That's probably the most versatile grill designs ever made. Have you noticed that the majority of the illustrations in Steven's books are that grill? (OK, the Weber performer but close enough) There's a good reason for that.
I would encourage you to try real wood chunks in the near future. You can buy it in bags like charcoal, but it wasn't long before I bought a truckload of oak logs and started making my own chunks with my chainsaw. This is more cost effective in the long run and man is it good.
Do you have a chimney starter yet. Get at least one. There are lots of accessories out there. I've found 2 lately that I think are worth their weight in gold. I won't be putting these on a yard sale anytime soon... The Jaccard meat Tenderizer and the Polder Dual Zone Thermometer, along with Steven's book and this message board have changed my life.
Can I get an Amen?