Hey guys and hello from a newb. I've recently gotten the aforementioned smoker and I've used it twice so far and just managed to ruin two slabs of ribs. So I'm giving it another go this Sunday. But my main question is in regards to a mod for this smoker. I saw, I believe on page one of the thread about adding the fire resistant silicone to help seal the doors. I picked up some of that today and please pardon my ignorance but not sure I've ever even used silicone before much less a caulk gun. But my question is, I assume that when applying the silicone that I need to keep the doors open until the stuff hardens. Is that the case? Sounds like, if I don't the door will be more/less permanently shut. :)
I also have me a 3rd party thermometer coming today from Amazon, so I hope that helps with my temperature control. I guess in regards to that is, where's the best place you all have found to place the probe? Near the firebox? Center? etc etc.