I just made his beauty out of 1/4 steel. Made my drum alot more even cooking. Just did a brisket @275 last night, it is awesome
I put a whole chimney starter of lump on top of 10 lbs of B&B oak with a mini split of pecan. The juices still drip though the holes, but this thing works well. I don't have temp guages on the side but I could feel the sides am felt alot hotter even though I was cooking at the same temp I always do.