In Michigan winters play havoc with trying to keep stable temps on my stick burner.
I have been contemplating making an insulated firebox and connecting it to my old MES 40 Gen I, thus making it into a vertical smoker. My thoughts are that the MES is insulated and may help to keep my temps more controlled even on the coldest days.
If (as this year has shown) the outdoor temps fall below zero I will leave the heating element operational to assist in keeping my temps controlled.
Any thoughts, comments or suggestions are more than welcome.