I have been smoking on a MES 30 for about 2 years, each year the control panel on the top would stop working and this year i finally said heck with it and bought the LP version. Thanks to this forum i got smoking on my MES down to a t, now i need some help with this gasser.
Ive read all about the problems and solutions for this smoker and have already installed a needle valve and ordered a gasket for the door. Yesterday was my first smoke on it and getting the right amount of smoke was about impossible, guess im spoiled with my AMNS. So I want to do the mailbox mod but im not sure where i should bring the flex pipe into my smoker at as this version doesnt have the vent on the bottom. Im thinking between the burner and the water pan but im afraid that if i get to close to the burner that the flames from the burner will "eat" the smoke. Im attaching some pictures to see what im talking about.
O and also, what would be the easiest way to make the hole in the side of this smoker?