I've been grilling for years. I have done some cheater smoking (smoking on a charcoal grill for 2 hours and finishing in an oven for the rest of the cooking time.) I have used my father's ECB several times, but I was never satisfied. So when I was ready to start smoking for real, I bought a Char-Broil 365 and did a few mods that I found on here and YouTube. But because I did so much reading on here, I am kicking myself for not making a Mini-WSM or UDS. But, maybe next year. Actually I think I might make a Mini-WSM for my dad for Easter.
Here is the break-in shot, and Ralph helped.