Got me a new smoker. It was from our hunting lease. I asked the guy we're leasing from if he cared about keeping it. He said no, take it. It was pretty ugly. It had been painted silver, but surface rust on the bottom half. The firebox was nothing but rust color. I grabbed me 2 cans of high heat black grill paint and went to town. Need to go back and do a second coat, when it's not raining or windy. I used it 3 times while it was at the lease. 2 packer briskets, and 1 rack of spareribs. It did well. Fire control was a bit of an issue, because the firebox door does not shut unless you wedge a stick between the door and the ground. Not hard though, once I learned. At first I was just leaving it slightly open, but that was causing the firebox to not hold heat, and the fire to burn up quickly. Anyways, take a look. Tell me what you think. Notice that inside the pit, there is a platform on the right half, which helps deflect the direct heat from the firebox. I've also used it to build a fire on when grilling. Another plus, the cylinder part of the pit is 3/8" thick and the sides are 1/4" thick. About gave me, my dad, and brother a hernia trying to load it in the pickup.