i'm holding off on buying a weber WSM because I suspect i'm getting one for Christmas. so-i'm still using the brinkman gourmet. one weak point in this smoker is the aluminum door. it's super light weight, the the latch is a joke, and I have NEVER used it. i'm thinking about removing it & cutting & shaping a piece of heavy sheet metal, running a bead of furnace cement, & bolting the sheet metal in place, & eliminating the door altogether. has anyone else done this? I wish the lid had a lip like the weber kettles so it sat on top of instead of inside the smoker body. that would make for a much better seal.