The Char-Broil 10201570-05 American Gourmet Offset Smoker is great for tailgating as well as home BBQs. The offset fire box allows for classic indirect cooking thgough the transmission of smoke, flavor, and low heat, through the cooking chamber. The cooking chamber is covered by a 288 sq. in. porcelain wire cooking grate. There is a simple door for easy ash removal as well as a convenient side shelf. As with all grills, we recommend keeping the firebox clean to help avoid flare up as well as using a grill cover to protect your invesent.