Well I found the camera and finally finished my smoker mods. I'm actually kinda proud of it....can't wait to try it out! It is a Char-Griller firebox bought at Frys for $50. It has a pull-out ash drawer and cast-iron grates for grilling directly over the coals. I tilted the thermometer so that 225 degrees is straight up, showing me how close to my target temperature I am with just a glance. The inside has a baffle made from plain steel to (hopefully) eliminate the hotspot right above the fire hole, and a 12" concrete step for thermal mass that also helps counter the weight of the box from tipping the whole thing over. I now have room for 3 more food racks, and my water pan still fits (if I decide to use it). I plan to fire it up today for the first time to burn-off the oil finish on the inside of the new parts, and to get an idea of how well it maintains the temps. pics are now online... http://photos.yahoo.com/lord_thomas_of_dawnshire Have a good weekend Y'all.