Hi guys, I'm a total newbie to smoking and would like to make something so I can smoke some ribs Saturday. There are so many options and info out there it makes my head swim. I have one of these: It was a freebie from a friend. I don't have gas hooked up to it at all. I only used it once as a charcoal grill. I was about to start buying parts to make a UDS Friday when I thought I would check on a bbq forum to see if turning one of these grills into a sidebox smoker would be worth it. I've had cheap box store smokers before that turned out to be much more trouble than they were worth. Basically, I don't know if I can just drill some holes in the lids to let the smoke through and I can start smoking or if it would turn into a smoking nightmare and be a waste of time.