Hey ya'll, Whelp besides posting as a new member I haven't posted much but thats because I was doing research and building stuff. Before anyone says "Why go through all the trouble with a Chargriller" let me say that I had the Chargriller for several years and THEN decided to start smoking. So instead of buying a new smoker I decided to mod the one I had.......... First mod: I decided to put casters on and flip the existing wheels which I'm glad I did since this muther weights a bit more now. Second mod: Actually 2 mods, 1: I used the U-channel that I bought for the lid gasket and leveled the fire box, 2: I made a burn basket which holds almost 3/4 of a bag of charcoal now. I will probably add an additional piece of metal to increase the width of the petition since as I understand it, the charcoal will ignite from heat of the petition. Third mod: I lined the bottom with 1/8 steel to better hold the heat and reflect it upward. And made a gasket using 5/8 Aluminum U-Channel and high heat silicone gasket material. And placed an extended ball valve grease drain on the bottom. Fourth mod: I made a water pan to regulate the heat from the firebox and added tuning plates. Fifth mod: Added a grate level chimney addition Sixth mod: Not really a mod, but while waiting for the paint to dry I made a holder for the Redi-Check and added 2 grate level temp gauges. Well like I said I'm getting ready to do my first smoke, I have to burn it in and then get my stuff ready for this weekend. I'll let you know how it holds the temp as soon as possible.