Howdy, just got a MB Pro smoker for Christmas and have seen plenty of great ideas on modifying this smoker. I've ordered some gaskets for the door, a new thermometer, cast iron skillet for the wood and a bigger water pan.
I am curious if anyone has ever or would even be beneficial to beef up the actual smoker itself. My cousin is a welder and has plenty of 3/8 inch steel that he suggested/ offered to insert into the smoker. I am sure I would have to then beef up the legs and add bigger wheels as well but having a hard time passing on his offer. I dont forsee any issues with welding the steel in between the braces on the inside of the smoker. At this point I think the sides and the back would be adequate, but considering doing the bottom and top as well however I don't forsee doing the actual door itself.
Also curious if ceramic briquettes would help distribute the heat better?
Any and all suggestions and advice would be greatly appreciated