So I've gleaned a lot of great information about my newest addition to the family -- a 16 inch wood smoker. I've used Weber kettles, graduated to a Brinkman charcoal model and acquired a nice New Braunfels upright charcoal smoker last year. Recently, my neighbor hauled this offset firebox smoker to the curb as trash! Much to my wife's chagrin, I grabbed it and began restoring it. The image below is the unit nearly restored. As I cruised this site learning how to use this smoker, I found and adopted Dutch's modifications. Then I got to thinking, "Why can't I attach the New Braunfel's to the new wood smoker?" Answer: I could -- and did! First, I had to cut matching holes in both smokers. Then I decided to bolt them together rather than weld them, just in case things didn't work out. I also had to fabricate a cap for the original chimney to force the smoke into the upright portion. I can attach a piece of sheet metal between the smokers with two wing nuts and use either one individually if I wish. I fabricated grates and got ready to season it today. Here is the finished version of what I now call "Grillestate." After seasoning today, I decided I had to make dinner. It turns out that the temp in the upright is very low -- perfect for jerky, cheese, probably trout, etc. I have a bit of a learning curve and some tweaking on heat management with this rig, but I think I'm going to be quite pleased with the grillestate and flexibility this set up allows.