I just picked up my newly assembled smoker from Home Depot. It turns out it was a good decision because I made some bad mistakes when I initially built it. The biggest mistake was that I faced the side with the vents the wrong way! I had the vents facing inward toward the smoker instead of outside. Duh!
I also ordered a charcoal box but it was too big for my fire box. However, I don't think this will be a problem because my wire rack is a good six inches off the bottom. Is this right? There is a lower wire rack that can be easily modified with bolts if necessary.
Tips, advice, and input welcomed as always.