it can be used as an offset or direct cooker(ala wsm) by closing off the chambers. Also close off the chamber and you can grill on one side while smoking on the other.
Pooh-Bah, this has serious potential for contest cookin'. Start briskets off with all wood, change to "the method" grab a nap, fire up in grill mode in time to set glaze on stuff for turn in. Very well thought out!! Mind if I take some notes?