ok, so... i've been looking into getting a smoker/grill for the sister in-law. the one i've decided on is the brinkmann gourmet charcoal. i was wondering if these mods (to be listed below) will be adequate enough for a decent running unit. Intake & Fire basket: - increase existing intake to 2-3/8" (for 2" pipe to fit through) - use a 2" chase nipple (has the hex head on one end) on inside of the "firebox", 2" 90 on bottom outside, 2" nipple (length determined by body width), then a 2" brass ball valve - some sort of basket to stand off the bottom of the factory coal basket Exhaust: - on very top, 1-1/8" hole (for 1" pipe to fit through) - use a 1" chase nipple on inside of lid, 1" 45, 1" close nipple (those are like 1" to 1-1/2" long), then a 1" brass ball valve - some wax impregnated rope to seal lid to body i planned on using the door on the body as the entrance for the probes. any other suggestions would be appreciated or let me know if this would be suffecient enough. thanks in advance.