So I bought a Masterbuilt XL Propane smoker to replace my old Smokey Mountain Great Outdoors smoker.
The original set up was very simple but there were a few "glitches" I noticed.
The door didn't fit quite square. A simple...forceful... twist of the whole box got it to line up just fine. :)
I read previous posts and decided up front to use my 12 in cast iron pan for the wood.
I had a bunch of "chips" left over and tried those during the burn in. Chips catch fire, even in the cast iron pan. Save yourself the trouble and just get chunks ahead of time.
I decided to go with a big aluminum roasting pan for my first cook. Glad I did but it still made a mess.
There's a little drain hole with a hanging cup to catch drippings that seems all but useless.
After the build and first cook, I decided to make a rolling stand for it.
I'd suggest if you want it on a stand, build the stand during assembly. It's a whole lot easier..and cleaner.. to add one while the whole thing is upside down and the legs are off.
The temperature gauge was fairly accurate. I boiled it before installing and at my altitude (4400 ft) it read right at 202 which is a couple degrees off but right in line with my "wal mart" digital remote.
Decided on ribs for the first cook. Did NOT wrap them this time on wife's request. I'll probably cook at a little lower temp next time.
It didn't have a problem staying around 225,250 or 275 during testing. I guess I got lucky on that one.
I bought a huge pan for water/dripping at Costco for 13 bux. I'll try that one with a couple beer can chickens today :)
Anyway, a few pics.