Hey SnowSmoker, if you get the Silver Smoker, you will have matching S'. As in Snow Smoker's Silver Smoker. Go for it. Ive had one for about three years and had a grand time doing the mods. First thing was to raise the charcoal grate and add a charcoal basket. I used some 1/4" steel rod and some expanded metal.
Ends of 1/4" rods
Next add a baffle at fire box end. I had some 1/16" steel and bolted it to the angled lip in the chamber
Works pretty well at this point, but there's more.
Instead of lowering the stack to grate level, I welded a 4" x 36" pipe to the low point of the chamber and just blocked off the original hole.
Installed two thermometers at grate level in the door
And then I traded a metal fab guy 3 racks of ribs for 5 - 1/4" thick tuning plates, 5" x 16"
here's 1 plate
Here they are in place
I also use a steel bread pan as a water pan on the grates right by the fire box. This helps greatly to even out the hot spot by the fire box.
I added another set of wheels also. Here is the smoker in its entirety
The final addition, and I don't really know if it enhances performance or not, too much snow and cold of late, replaced the stock grates with this beauty.
And with some TBS
I hope this is enjoyable and helpful to and thanks for watching!