I just posted and realized how rude I was not to introduce myself. Howdy fellow Drum Smokers. I built mine A few weeks ago and am quite pleased with the results. I have done A Butt, some CSR's' Chicken and Burgers with it and the family seems to love it all. Doing A Turkey for Easter Sunday, and that is my first big bird in the smoker. I just hope it will fit since I have A flat top on it and 7" of clearance. Might have to spatchcock or move it down to the lower grill. I am afraid the lower grill might be A little bit close to the fire though so I was thinking about propping up the upper grate on bricks to gain A few inches of clearance so the bird will fit in there. Well anyway happy smoking. I had A propane converted ECB for A few years before I was enlightened. It actually worked pretty good for poppers and such but the Drum just kicks ass.