After doing yet MORE snow removal and with the wife in VT for the weekend (no honey do's) I had the perfect opportunity to start modding my smoker. Heres what I did. The pics are self explanatory and the arrows represent smoke and heat flow. It somewhat made sence to me to use the backside of the smoker, since its curved, to maybey create some sort of vortex effect? I welcome all criticizems and suggestions. Here is the top view: I ran approximately 4 lbs of Cowboy lump, in witch I wasent impressed. For like I read on here, it burns quick. However, the max temp I got was 240 at mid grate. I dont have multiple thermometers but could feel its still hotter on the firebox side. Today Im gonna run it again and seal up the edges to notice differences. More to follow.