Initial overall impression of this grill after first use:
I like it.
I especially liked the fact that I was able to do indirect cooking simply by cranking the charcoal grate all the way down which saved time and a lot of precious grill space. I loaded the grill with a bunch of chicken wings so I did not have to shove each piece to the cool zone after searing them. Nice...
But I did not like the cheap temp gauge mounted on the hood. The numbers are tiny, with dual F* and C* scales.....very difficult to read with my tired eyes. And not to mention the inaccuracy of the thing. I intend to just leave that there and mount a better gauge by drilling a new mounting hole in the hood closer to grill level.