- Joined Oct 6, 2010
I really appreciate all the initial reviews and pictures posted of the new Masterbuilt XL. I'm trying to decide between this and the GOSM BB. So far, it looks like the Masterbuilt still doesn't compare to the features of the GOSM, but most I'm willing to overlook and mod on my own; however, one thing strikes me as a possible area of concern that could compromise the quality of BBQ to come out of the cooker. The lack of an intake is a little concerning. This will be my first experience with non-charcoal smokers so perhaps this doesn't apply to propane smokers. Doesn't the lack of an intake interfere with the fresh airflow with the smoker to carry the smoke and heat out of the exhaust? Wouldn't this cause some issues with stale and bitter smoke?