Just got this smoker about a month ago, I have a whole 2 smokes out of it. After finding these forums and all the helpful tips on modifications, I made a few and wanted to post some pix. This is a Char-Griller Smoker with the Side Fire Box. I plan on smoking a couple fatties, some salmon on cedar planks and a small butt this coming Sunday. We'll see how these mods have made a change in my temps. This first pic shows the dual thermometers I installed at grate level. I'm keeping the stock thermometer there for this burn to see how off it was. This pic shows the heavy aluminum baffle I installed to help divert the heat toward the middle of the grilling surface. This pic shows the grating that I installed in the firebox. This should keep the coals from being choked out by the ashes on a long smoke and improve airflow. Doing this also enables me to dump the ashes if it's needed. This is only temporary. I need to fabricate a basket for the next burn. I have a few other things I want to do to help keep the heat regulated, but for now I want to see the effect of these changes.