So i've been transporting my WSM on my smoker trailer for competitions and its a very tight fit where I put it (thinking of expanding the length of the trailer)....but i think i have warped the smoker slightly :(
The water pan doesn't hold tight on the braces inside, i actually had it fall through when i filled it almost full of water and i noticed it doesn't fit in snuggly into the base, so i'm narrowing it down to the chamber being warped. As a results i think more oxygen is getting in then i want and its been cooking very hot! I couldn't get it below 300 last weekend with all vents closed.
I'm mad about this and trying to figure out how i can fix it. Im thinking if i put a ratchet strap around the top and bottom and gradually tighten it (over the course of a couple days?) it'll slowly form back into a perfect circle. Does anyone see this method not working? Should i take it to a welder? I dont want to crack the porcelain coating
any help would be greatly appreciated! I'm hoping i dont need to buy a new chamber portion because i'm sure that's almost half the price of the smoker