Hey everyone I'm JT from cali and Ive been checking you guys out for several months now and decided to jump in. Thanks for all the tips and recipes over the last several months. Love the Q-view as well and I hope to add some. I've been grilling over 20 years now and grew up watching my dad smoke. About a year ago while helping him work on his garage, I saw the unopened box containing a Luhr Jensen, top loading, little chief that I bought him 15+ years ago. Since he didn't use it I decided to repossess it and see if it worked. It did work but it was only rated for cook temps of 170 I believe, and I dont think it was even reaching 150. I put a hot plate over the original heat element and mounted a temp guage in the lid and now can reach cook temps of 300+. Since its not very roomy I use it mainly for ABT's but I've cooked smaller butts and drumsticks in it several times. I've since added a masterbuilt MES30 since it has much more room. I do my grilling on a Char Broil dual fuel using propane. Looking into building a UDS. Thanks again for all the helpful tips and yummy Q-view.