I'm smoking right now, with Kingsford Blue and Ozark Oak in the minion basket as a base heat sink and citrus chunks laid in the side as the heat adjuster. It's a balancing act, but it's working great! I can keep temps where I want them just by adjustments to the intake grate. Here are some pics:
Those are bakes beans in the aluminum tub:
I just found this thread and got caught up. I have a smoker like the one in these pictures. I used to have a Brinkman Smokin Pit for years. I will post pictures of mine next. But htiese units are much more substantial than the SnP. I gt this one at Lowes about three years ago on a clearance sale for $279. They have one there now for $459 that is called an Oklahoma Joe I think but it is not of the quality of mine.
Glad to be aboard here. Watch out for my ideas.