Ok, so I have been toying with the idea of replacing my 15yr old Brinkmann SNP Pro but just havent pulled the trigger yet. I have tried smoking on it before with no luck, but after reading a ton of information here there and everywhere, I thought I would try my hand at smoking a pork tenderloin last night. I must say, I impressed myself! It took a lot longer than expected and the family was really really hungry by the time it got done so no pics, but had a good 1/8 inch smoke ring around edges and it was so juciy. Used a generic rub and cherry wood. I would use a different rub next time but overall was happy with the result. The lowest the temp would go was between 235-240. I had a pan in front of the firebox opening to deflect some of the heat but even with the vent totally closed, it wouldnt go any lower. Maybe I will think about doing some mods on ol' SNP and keep it around a little longer.