I thought this needed a review posted after two cooks. Well, three counting the seasoning fire. I can't be more pleased with the way everything turned out. I did the addition of the gaskets, hood thermometers and home made baffle out of .080 alum. and fire basket (see pics below). This set up cooks so even and fire management is so easy that I almost feel lazy doing it. The first cook was without my new Maverick 733 so I got too lazy with it and over cooked everything. Now I can be lazy and dialed in to boot! I'm about 15 degrees difference from right to left and 20 degrees top to grill according to my thermometers. Fire has become a no brainer thank god. I'm new to smoking and everything I read about this model and smoking in general I thought this was going to be a challenge. Now I just need to to learn the craft of COOKING! OH WHAT FUN!