Hi folks. Ryan here. I recently found a guy selling a ~10 year old Brinkman smoke n pro on craigslist. The guy was a NCSU football fan (as am I, not much to talk about lately) and had used it on many tailgates but switched to gas. Picked it up for $20. If only the $20 would have helped me get that thing in my truck, by god it was heavy. Anyway, it's in fair shape. Bit of rust on the outside. I've removed that with a wire brush and repainted w/ grill paint. Problem is, it's a month or so later and it's rusting again on top. Did I not add enough paint? On to the cooking. I've tried it out 2 or 3 times with fair results. My old rig was a modified ECB and this is much easier to keep heat up for me. I can actually not do anything except at ~2 hour intervals. Compared with the new ones, it's much thicker, so I'm guessing that explains the temp stability. Anyway, a few questions. There appears to be two places for the internal grate. On one, it is even with the tray on the front and sits on the bracket in the back and a bolt on the front. The guy I got it from just sat the grate in the bottom and the curve holds it up about 4 inches lower. Which is correct, because I've found a 20 degree temp difference here. Final question. I've seen some offsets where there is a grate in the firebox for searing a steak or such. This has none and there are no brackets. Any ideas where to get one? Anybody got a similar rig and has any tips? Hopefully this picture code works here (EDIT: woo hoo it does).