Welcome to the forum from another Brinkmann user. Here is a link with pics of the mods I've done to mine.http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...ad.php?t=19224
Convection plate from Horizon and stack mod ala Texas Hunter. I have a Stillwater which is very similar to the Cimarron. These 1/4" steel smokers are a high quality fully welded cooker but as with most offsets, still require mods to make them operate effectively. I guess to answer your question it will work out of the box but these mods will make it work much better for you. Hope this helps with your decision.