Thanks SOB, wow, that can be taken many ways.... lol
I SO Wish that I knew how to cut meat. I have even thought about trying to get a local grocery store to let me volunteer so I can learn from a butcher. The closest butcher that I know that owns his own shop is more than 20 miles away so not sure how practical it would be to try and learn there. Besides, not sure what is in it for them to just teach me. Being disabled, I cannot stand or sit for long periods and I cannot lift the really heavy slabs either, so not sure any butcher would agree to train me. But it sure would be nice to be able to have the skill to cut my own meats properly so I could save money by buying larger cuts and even process my own deer and such.
Anyway, that mailbox thingy looks awesome. I think I might be able to do something like that with my Masterbuilt and put the AMNPS or similar device in there and then use the new High Pressure LPG valve I bought to attach to the propane line to allow me finer adjustment over the flame. Before I can use that, I have to talk to the wife though and find out where in the back yard she will allow me to dig down and put a footer in and then build a concrete block foundation (for a future foundation of a cedar wood cold smoker), then the foundation can provide the wind resistance required for me to keep the propane flame lit at such a low flow. Here is the valve I bought:
This is the guage I bought:
I bought some tiles to go on the top surface of the grill but I really like the smoke stack that one guy here put on his masterbuilt that comes out the center of the top. The charbroil cover that is recommended for this still fits with that chimney. I am wondering if I can put the chimney towards the back or to the side but not sure how that will, or if it will, affect the flow of the smoke inside and effect cooking.
Argh, I have so much to learn...
I will look up the link for the mailbox mod as it does look easier than many of the other mods that I could possibly add to the masterbuilt to make it into a good cold smoker until I can get one built. Thank you so much you SOB, I mean, uhm, Mr. SOB.... (hope you do not mind the joke)