Plan is to smoke a bunch of baby-back pork ribs for daughter-in-law B-day today in my wood fired offset masonry smoker. I opened the steel door to my firebox and the door gasket fell off. I've got two questions:
First is a request for any suggestions for what to do today. There is quite a gap around the door - fire has been burning for about 90 minutes and with the door vents all closed down the temp is 350 F!
Second question is what to do in the long term after today's fire dies down. What is considered the best gasket material for a flat steel door that overlaps a flat steel frame? And what kind of adhesive to use?
I had the rope-type gasket on the door for the past year or two.
Thanks for any input!
Terry on Tampa Bay