Originally Posted by pacanis
What's the purpose, a larger cooking surface? That's my guess anyway.
Yes, exactly the reason. I find the stock Brinkman grate setup lacking in space but perfect for some cooks.
I've done the tried and true Brinkman mods and this was the next step. The kettle just sits on top of the smoker body, and roped around with rope gasket. The kettle is not permanently attached so I can go back and forth between the two setups. :)
Here's a better view of the rope gasket creating a seal between the kettle and the smoker body.