Hi folks, this is my first post but you seem like a knowledgeable bunch. I just bought the above Brinkmann @ HD, they dropped the price so since it's both grill and smoker, I thought I'd give it a shot.
If you haven't seen this model, it's a 5 burner grill (duh) with a smoker in the left side of the bottom cabinet. What strikes me as odd about this unit is at the top-back of the smoker cabinet, there is a vent hole about 4" square. That seems to me to be pretty big, as if it would lose a LOT of heat and be very inefficient.
Anyone have any experience with this, and/or can say if this is a good design? Sure I can (and will!) give it a try but meat isn't cheap enough for me to toss $5-10 worth of it out (or worse, have it edible but lousy!)