Small preface..My pops was a master at smokin meat with a huge indirect pro rig. But, he burned out and sold it off. I really miss the good stuff and have been trying to replicate it. These forums have been immensely helpful. Thank you all! I bought a MES 40 on sale and an AMNPS to regulate the smoke. After a few frustrating smokes relighting the AMNPS over and over, I realized that I had bought the Gen 2 POS MES with no air flow. Forums to the rescue!! I'm goin to the box store tomorrow for the materials to do the mailbox mod. a few questions... Should I leave some of the stock material in place for a heat sink? Do I really need to sacrafice space for a dedicated heat sink? Will a chimney on the poorly designed side vent make a big difference? (I have clearance issues)!
gen 2 really improve