a buddy and i have finally decided it was time to "go big or go home" and we scored this pit for a very good deal. we have a long list of mod to do to it before we start cooking on it, first off will be so trash the current firebox and fab up a new one (and ditch the lp totally). when we tried to burn it out the other day we had trouble getting the temp much over 200. the passage between the box and cooking chamber is so low in the firebox that i don't think it is very efficient. were getting excited about the big boy though and cant wait to start cooking on it. we have been joking (but getting more serious) about trying our hand in the competition circuit. here are some pics of our newest team member. looking forward to some thoughts and ideas from my fellow SMFites.