Hey gang - you guys certainly are more experienced and smarter than I on pellet smokers, so I'm looking for a little advice. I noticed that smoke leaks around the edges of the lid of the smoker, more so on heavier smokes. Should I add a gasket to help seal off the lid?
I question this because when we purchased the grill, the guy recommended to sometimes prop the lid open slightly to "help with airflow".
The first photo was with the smoke really cranking, using cold smoker and heat smoke. The 2nd photo is more typical of a regular smoker. If you look closely you can see a thin layer across the bottom and top edge of the lid.
Any thoughts/opinions on whether to add gasket or not? Or do I want some smoke escaping around the edges? Will a tight seal cause the smoke to flow more quickly and/or directly to the stack rather that move around the grill?
I thank you all in advance for any advice