Welcome to this madness we call BBQing.
Where in Florida are ya located? I'm here in Orlando, kinda near that world famous Mouse
Yep, gas is for your car/truck or for the criminals. Better to cook with wood/wood products.
You made a wise decision.
I couldn't find anything on your model of smoker except the Owner's Manual/Assembly Instructions. Charbroil sez it's been discontinued, but parts are still available. (Probably means it's not completely Idiot Proof, and ya could possibly <GASP!>
burn yourself if you touch it while it's hot.)
Didja get it new? If ya need that owner's manual, here's the link...
It looks like it'll do what you want, and then some.
Lots of these guys 'round here don't seem to believe ya if'n ya don't post pictures of what you're talkin about, or maybe they just can't read? LOL!
Just remember, if it's not fun, don't do it!