OK, so last Christmas my brother had me over and he was smoking a prime rib and a turkey both turned out amazing he smokes on a Weber 18.5 "Smokey Mountain". i could not afford the weber so i went out and bought a Brinkmann "smoke 'n grill". Does anyone have any tips for me. i find that its really hard to control heat on this smoker because it has no vents and i had to make a custom slide to add charcoal slide to add charcoal instead of pulling out bother grates. i also had to make a custom water filler for the water bowl. PLEASE ANY ADVICE CAN HELP IM IN NEED OF IT!!!