After my inital smoke I realized the fire box had to be enhanched! I followed the info available from the members who are so gracious to share and I now have a smoker that responds quickly to air flow adjustments and burns oh so much more efficient! (I already had the exhaust lowered) Only tools required! Two pieces of 1" angle, cut to 12" legnth expanded metal 13ga and a piece of 16 ga sheet metal. The 12" pieces of angle raised my fire grate up to a perfect height! Thought about this,,, But I decided on this. Burns GREAT! I smoked Pork Loin, Bologna, Bacon, Sweet Potatoes, ABT's and Dutch's beans Q View will be posted in the"PorK" section.