Thanks for the feedback. The location of the element has yet to be determined. Placement was mainly for picture purposes. I will suggest placing it towards one of the side rather than the middle. Once complete, there will be a low profile tray placed above the element to hold wood chips. I will also suggest placing the element as low as possible. There will be a grate placed as low as possible to hold wood. And yes, I plan to mainly cook with the lid open. Though not traditional to a Santa Maria style BBQ, the heat element and lid will add a couple different elements to it.
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