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Masterbuilt 230s


Joined Sep 22, 2020
Hi guys I just received a newer Masterbuilt 230s I'm going to play around with before I enter into the big boy smoker world. I have a few things I want to mod before I really get going and wanted some input.
First I'm looking to add a gasket seal to the doors, RTV to seal up and other leaky spots if needed, Inkbird IBT-4XS thermo to make temping easy and possibly a 5 x 8 smoker maze. Are any of these ideas overkill?
Also if anyone has a inexpensive make shift outdoor smoking hut for New England winters feel free to share your ideas.


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Steve H

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Welcome from central NY! The Inkbird IBT-4XS is certainly not over kill. I use mine all the time. With either using just 1 probe. Or all 4 of them. Sealing up any leaks is not a bad idea either.
I hope you enjoy your venture into smoking!


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Welcome aboard!
Looking forward to seeing that new rig in action!


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Welcome from Ga. Everything you mentioned is right on the money. You'll find this is the best place to be.


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Joined Apr 25, 2015
for a smoking hut...hard to beat a large corrugated cardboard box placed over the entire rig. Cut about a 4x8" slot at the bottom for air input and a 2" dia hole at the top for exhaust. If it's a little windy, put a 4x4 across the top to weight it down. If it's real windy, forget the box idea completely. :-) Prob ok for light snow as well. If it's raining hard, it'll work once. Keep ~6" spacing of the cardboard to the flame source...they're hotter down low than on top.

If you want something a little more durable, consider strapping together some corrugated steel roofing panels into a 4-sided box, with a scrap on top for a roof.

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