It's a BBQ Grillware charcoal grill/smoker. The guy she got it from said he only used it for smoking, but how well it will work remains to be seen since it doesn't have a separate firebox. It has top and bottom vents on both sides so you can light the fire on on side and vent the smoke on the other. I'm just wondering how well it will regulate temperatures. The thing is built like a tank so I was thinking, if nothing else, I could possibly adapt it with a char griller firebox. I'll be trying it in a few days, so we shall see. In the mean time, I just foiled this butt I have on my Brinkmann electric.