Howdy from the heart of Texas. I have been wanting a smoker for years, and finally pulled the trigger on a used one this weekend. It is a horizontal one with a firebox on the side. I am sure I will have hundreds of questions and know I will find all the answers by doing a search. So, here is my first really dumb question. The firebox does not have a lid, but has a door on the side. Why do some have lids and some not? Did I make a mistake by buying one without a lid on the firebox? OK, here are some photos. It is still in the back of my truck and is likely to stay there until I can figure out how I am gonna mount it. .