Hey fellas and fellerettes! After just lurking here for awhile, I decided to post in the "Roll Call" and start being a part of the community. I've had a cheapo Brinkmann for about a year and decided to jump to an MES 40. Put her together this morning and right now it's seasoning up. The built in therm is about 15 degrees higher than my Maverick, which sounds pretty typical. I guess it max's out at 260....that'll do. I'll be ordering an AMNPS in the next few weeks to complete my rig. I have noticed a small gap in the seal, just along the top of the door....the sides are nice and tight. Do you think tightening the latch a little might snug that up? If not, any suggestions, or is it a big deal?
I'm looking forward to some good smokes with this ole girl and will post pics of all of them. Thanks, in advance, for any advice or tips on getting the best out of this smoker. Good smokin'!!!