So my wife calls and tells me that she has a surpise waiting for me at home... It could be anything from a new animal... to me having to do the dishes... the last 3 hrs. of work couldn't have gone any slower... But as I pulled in the driveway there was a familiar looking box sticking out the back of her SUV. After some assembly, few cold ones and my two little boys helping me lose find the parts, I finally have it assembled. I made a few mods already that were suggested on this forum! Thanks everyone for putting good detail into their mods. Extended the chimney down to grate level. Sealed the extra hole with high temp silicone Ordered a few nice thermometers for the charcoal side. I plan on having a buddy fabricate a baffle from the side smoke box into the main chamber. I also picked up a thick grate to hold the charcoal. I may try to find another one since this doesn't have high sides on it. It may cause me to reload charcoal more often, but it won't be warping anytime soon. I will post some pics of the mods once they are all complete and there should be some good Q coming off this thing in the near future. More to come!