Hot embers made it into the ash drawer by the grease drip pan? I know it was your initial burn in, but if there had been grease in the drip pan...Pellets are Weber Hickory left, CookinPellets Hickory right. Drawer is after almost full bag of pellets, cooking steaks and ribs. Embers in drawer are 600 degree initial burn in.
That food looks delicious, Shane! Overall, it looks like a wonderful cooker that will be a joy to use for many years.