I don't have a problem with warranties , I just go ahead and fix what needs to be fixed . I am a service tech. for woodworking machinery so I have all the toy's needed to do the repairs or mods if the case may be.
I like the wing sauce from the MES site and it is going to get used again this weekend, come to think of it , it might be good on Texas beef ribs as well. Guess I'll have to do both this weekend to find out. I don't really think there will be a need for gates in the chip tray for longer smokes , I'll just add more pellets.
I was out and about today and found hickory wood bits , their about 1/4" in size so I picked up a bag to try them as well.