Newbie to the site here. Have put up my profile and have taken the 5 day course. Great info. Purchased a Masterbuilt XL last weekend based on recommendations here. Got it at BPS for $179.99. Seasoned it on Sunday (getting the requisite flames from my oak chunks) and planning my first smoke tomorrow with chicken and a ham. This is my first propane smoker as I have been using a cheap Brinkman charcoal for several years and it finally gave up the ghost. The MPS is HUGE. Have read about the mods that others have made. Not sure which ones I will implement other than doing something about the wood tray. I will be using a throw away aluminum pan for the water. Will probably use the supplied water tray as my wood tray. I'll let all know how the first smoke turns out.