This topic seems to come up here quite often and I'm curious what people are doing/using.
As an owner of an MES 40' unit. I'm trying to understand/construct the best possible outdoor setup to allow me to smoke year round, in all weather conditions. I know some of you are fortunate enough to have ventilation/range hoods in a garage/shed/barn to allow for this. But I'm almost certain that many do not have this luxury.
While the MES manual is clear to state that this smoker should not be underneath ANYTHING without 10 feet! of clearance. I know that there is little risk here. As I've run the smoker for 12+ hour smokes and know that it does not produce a large amount of heat on the outside of the unit. The area beyond 6 inches from any side of the smoker seems normal and unchanged, and a large amount of people here have created chimneys out of 3" duct pipe to help steer the smoke clear of any overlaying structure.
What i'm looking for is suggestions, experience, and pictures of what people are doing in these setups.