Thursday night root beer marinade, friday night rub rest and saturday morning SMOKE! I work in a sheet metal shop so i found some thin thin aluminum and made the vents using the pattern i found online and pulled some 1/4" aluminum for the legs. (didnt even know we had this stuff!) Also added bolts for a raised grate in the business area for the coals. I also added a vent on the hood and temp gauge there too. After 3 days of searching local stores for the right thermometer i found one that would atleast work and then next day after installing it i found the one i wanted =-\ fail Taste testing! notice the juices just before i pulled it that was after sitting for 1.5 hours wrapped in towels.