I read every thread and post on the brinkmann smoke and pit....I just sealed all the leaks on it with fire resistant caulk( once the caulk is cured, it wont give food a funny taste right?)
I see all these people reccomending a charcoal basket for the Smoke N Pit....Im a newby to this whole smoking thing, but instead of the charcoal basket couldnt you just use the top grate inside the firebox rather then the bottom grate?? I will never ever be cooking inside the actual firebox so why instead of having to build/buy charcoal basket just place the charcoal on the top grate in the firebox which is perfect for where the opening is into the cooking chamber???
Also i turned the drip pan upside down and have it right on the lip of the firebox vent entrance into the smoking chamber...from what
everyone says this distrubutes the heat much better??