Thanks ameskimo1! Yes, that's the one Masterbuilt one I am also consindering. I did a lot of reading on it and everyone seems to love it, after dealing with what seem to be issues with the water pan and wood box. I'm just really disappointed by their lousy warranty (one of the key reasons I'm shying away from the fancy electric ones).
David, thanks for the info, that's defintely good to hear. I had read your post before doing to Lowes, and when I saw the pan, I was thinking that if I did the same thing, I would probably want to leave the corners intact to act as spacers at the back, and handles on the front.
David, a few more questions if you don't mind...
- when using chunks do you use them small enough to use the smoke box lid? or just leave the lid off?
- If you wanted to, would it be possible to use coals in the smoker box? Or is it too small to hold enough coals to give enough heat?