Welcom Alan. You've found a wonderful site for learning and sharing. When my boyfreind and I started we used this site for our main source of info and the folks here never let us down. Look forward to hearing from you in other posts.
I'm also from Georgia, 30 years outside of Atlanta in East Cobb County. Now live in South Florida. I have both of the sme smokers that you do I believe. I have aGOSM gas, and a Char Broil off set. This is a great site to learn and share.
Interesting! Those are the exact same smokers that I have. I got the wide body GOSM last Christmas and I really like it (it's the stainless steel double walled type). From what I've seen here on the forum they are hard to find now. Anyway, what a coincidence.
I just modified my Char Broil with the baffle and chimney extension yesterday. So I have not used it since the mods. I've always had decent results with it as it came out of the box but always felt that it could be better! Can't wait to try it with the modifications.