Hello, I am from the St. Louis, MO area and love to grill just about anything and all year long (which is a little challenging in the snow). I have a Weber Genesis Gold propane gas grill that is about 14 yrs old. A couple of years ago I bought a 6 inch long smoker box from Amazon that is v-shaped to sit between the steel flavor bars that adds great smoke flavor.I use apple, hickory or mesquite chips depending on the meat and my mood.
I was just given a never used Masterbuilt 30 inch smoker that was bought off QVC 2 years ago but never put together. Now I am doing as much research I can on what I have and how to use it. I believe it is a gen 1 (square analog controller) but it has a few differences over what I saw at Amazon and other retail spots.Maybe it was a special run? It has stainless steel door and the door handle is more like off a wood stove and does not have a separate latch on the side. You turn the handle 90 degrees and it catches the inside of the frame. Seems to be a little better design. It also came with a cover and a fish/vegetable rack for smaller food items..
Anyway, I found this place and can't wait to try some of the ideas I read. I did a 3 hr seasoning yesterday and it maintained the temp just fine.