Have been smoking/ bbq'n for years now! Have used old smokeys, kingsford charcoal grills,masterbuilt propane smoker, and even grates suspended on brick or rocks! Recently purchased a over under old contry boys smoker from academy! Will be seasoning tomarrow 2 days prior to new years eve bash with the family! I'm going to use this grill, stock it full of charcoal, and add 50/50 mixes of pecan and hickory chunks as the night progresses. The only question I have is, has any one filled the fire box and what Temps where achieved???