The grill may be rough but this thing has fallowed me around west Texas, rig to rig, location to location for the last 4 yrs. this is my most loyal and best hand!!!! 4lbs. brisket flat, No injections just Texas Bros. rub. small mod. 36'' pipe wrench to keep the door shut. you can't see in this pic but i also use a B.O.P.(blow out preventer) bolt to keep the fire box lid close. this grill has seen better days but i just can't part with it. finally reached 170 degs. after about 6 1/2 hours at about 230 degs. ready to foil Its done Just want to say thanks to all who held my hand thru this first smoke and there will be many more to come hopefully!!!