Would you mind posting a pic of the basket? Did you have to use any gaskets or silicone to seal gaps? I had a brinkman limited edition which is very similar. I had to seal firebox with silicone. Main cooking chamber leaked around the doors and didn't bother to fix it. Oklahoma joe is definately larger and a bit more heavy duty. It's at lowes for $429 I am thinking about purchasing it.
Shirley Smoker , 22.5" Weber Kettle,Thermapen, Thermapop, Timestick