Awhile back I bought one of those Traeger BBQ's that does the wood pellets. In one of their ads, the founder of the company is shown booting a beat up old gas BBQ out to the garbage. I am about to do the same thing to the Traeger BBQ. That thing has been a POS from day one and now it's gone dead and I can't be bothered to fix it. I am going back to wood in the firepit and charcoal in the Barbie - and that is that for that.
I've heard of people using pop for a marinade but have never tried it myself. Might have to fix that this year.