My name is Derek, I just upgraded from 1 cos to another. I have a Brinkman mini o.s. just bought today, seasoned it up, and have some peanuts and a loin going as I type. I have frequently come here for info, but just joined today. For the past 3 years I have been cooking on a Char-broil COS from walmart, $80 special. I learned to let it do its thing and maintain the fire. I love to cook and do so several times a month. I came here tonight trying to find some help with the brinkman. I have been battling the fire all night, keeps wanting to run hot, and cant find the fine line on the firebox. I am also wondering if any1 has any mods for it anywhere. I am headed to read through and see what i can find.