Greetings to the group. I am a new smoker who just purchased the Masterbuilt XL from BPS. Use it this weekend. Did a butt and ribs. Used some good rubs that I acquired on my last trip to Texas. I am on a diet but this weekend blew that for sure.
I have several issues with the smoker. The door does not seal properly. Wondering where the best place to purchase a seal. Looked into the www for rope seals, but am totally confused now. I need 106 inches to seal the entire door. What diameter should I use. The gap is the worst on the hinge side of the door.
Next I do not like the smoke exhaust on the back. I am a traditionalist and I like the smoke stack. I really would not have purchased the one I did but the price was so good I could not turn it down. Thinking of sealing it up with a piece of metal and cutting a hole in the top and adding a real smoke stack. I have an email into the Appliance Factory Parts on a price for the smoke stack that comes with the standard MasterBuilt Vertical Gas Smoker. If that does not work out I will just build me one. I have a welder and am pretty mechanically talented. Any thoughts this.