Having looked at threads on building Mini-WSMs for the past 5-6 years and having been using my Mini's now for a little over 4 years now I have noticed that there is a lot information on the how to build and that everyone has their opinions on the best set-up. A lot of times there isn't much background information, such as Altitude where you use your mini. Average outdoor temps, weather conditions, humidity you smoke in. Type of smokes you are doing (hot and fast, low and slow). All of these things effect the performance of the smoker, its not just the modifications. I think posting a database of this information may give prospective builders a better idea of what they need to do for their specific location. It will also give users a good idea on how their mini will behave when traveling.
So please post here your set up (SMJ type,all mods made, and any external (fans, pid's, mailbox smoker etc) equipment you use), include a picture or two of your mini and mods as built. Then post the following information:
1. Region, state, town you use your Mini the most
2. Altitude above sea level where you use your mini the most
3. What months of the year do you smoke. (Year round, Summer only, Spring to fall, etc).
4. Average median outdoor temp, extreme high outdoor temp, extreme low out door temp.
4. Average Humidity
5. Average wind speed
6. Types of fuel burned