Since this smoker is new to me, the drip pan drains to the outside collection pan, is that necessary?
I was thinking, (that gets me in trouble) does anyone line the drip pan with heavy foil, then install it backwards and remove the juices with a turkey baster from the front of the smoking chamber where it would collect?
Saving the juices of course.
Seems it would save a lot of clean-up?
I've read so many mods but haven't come across this idea yet?