Thanks. I have found that if I put the coals on the right the air gets sucked in and dragged across the coals to the left where it exits the chimney. Gets it really hot. If I want it cooler I put the coals on the left. I don't know the science behind it. Was just experimenting and works.
I thought about the gasket seal. I also thought about engine enamel for the outside. I do not have the smoker attachment for this BBQ as I am a fan of the Bradley. That's what I make my Maple cured hickory/maple smoked bacon in.
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