Ran a search for Brinkman and found very little info on this unit, mostly suggestions to steer clear and pay a little more for a gosm. Well, it was given to me as a gift and I'd really like to make it more functional. This unit runs 275-300 on low, too hot for my liking. I don't know what to think of the needle valve mod, sounds like a potentially dangerous situation. Is there another inexpensive burner that could be used in this smoker with less btu for a more reasonable temp? I dont have any fear of cutting into the unit and mounting a new burner. I have a turkey frier that never gets used. Its got a rather large cast iron burner, would this be an option or is it likely overkill once again? Thanks!