I've finally started making the mods to my Char Griller that I have been reading about. I decided to start small with some mods that I have been slowly seeing the need for. The first thing I did was get some expanded metal to put in place of the grates in the SFB to burn the charcoal on. I am quickly realizing that I need to make it into a full on charcoal basket so contain the charcoal and keep it lower in the SFB to hold more charcoal. The next thing I did was turn the charcoal tray in the main chamber upside down to make a sort of tuning plate to see if I can even out the grilling surface temps a little bit. Finally I got some vent pipes to lower my exhaust stack to right near the grates. 2 90 degree elbows work great. I just jammed the top elbow into the exhaust pipe but it doesn't fit well, so I need to get a screw to hold it in there. Hopefully these will help me keep my temps a little more steady and lower my charcoal consumption. I've got 2 fatties on there right now to try 'er out.