Hi All, I've just come across this awesome resource today and I can't stop reading! My name is Jason and I'm out here in the south...of Oregon. I've been grilling for a long time. Spent way more time than I should've with those darn table-top gas grills and then bought a Weber gas grill about 10 years ago. It's finally in need of replacement parts. I've gotten plenty of compliments from my work with the gas grill but a couple years ago I felt the need to get real with my Q and bought a Weber kettle. I also bought a wonderful accessory known as The Smokenator. It's basically a manufactured piece of steel that allows me to contain the fuel to one side. I've written a little about it on my much-neglected blog at jwbbq.blogspot.com. This year (Father's Day) I decided to step up to something that could hold more meat than my kettle, with entertaining in mind. I picked up the Chargriller Outlaw with Side Fire Box at a local Sportsman's Warehouse. I think I paid about $200. The Outlaw is HUGE compared to my other 2 grills. Now that I've been trolling this site I see that I have some work to do on it. I always suspected it would need modding but never really looked for resources before today. In general, I'm not too bad with the grill/smoker. My ribs always get rave reviews (albeit from a biased crowd...family) and I'm not too shabby with chicken, other meats, and veggies. Like many of you, I've yet to be entirely satisfied with my product so I keep tinkering (hacking in the tech world). I'm a techie (programmer) and love to cook in general. I hope to one day spend more time Q'in than coding. If the Q genie showed up and offered me one wish, I'd only need one, a Lang smoker/cooker rig.