I have to get into the bottom of mine first..... Had an "opportunity" when I was unloading the smoker from the trailer. Found some dry rot in the trailer decking, and came a little closer than I'd like to tipping the smoker off the back end.
I see you've got a toggle latch on top of your door. Is your door not sealing well without it?
Yeah, it's not sealing when the slam latch closes. I added more gasket material and have been thinking about getting a thicker gasket. But, I think I'm also happy with the added latch on the door as is, so I'll probably just leave it.
Damn you guys. I popped in here because I built a new HM I was going to use for a second drum smoker and now I have to build one of these things instead...
I guess it’ll be alright. Have been doing 50-70lbs of bacon out of my one PBC every other week for a couple months now. I guess I can make the big one and do 100lbs all in one batch instead of the 2-3batches I have been doing.
The only regret, is not making the recessed area bigger. It's a tight fit, as I did not account for the probes and TC connection.
Jk, I live near Elgin. Been in the West/Far-west suburbs for about 13 years. From Connecticut originally.
Looking to get out of Illinois but its at least 8yrs away.
It's a small world.
I lived in Elgin, until 2015. Lived off of big timber and combs rd. I finally was able to move back to Washington st. After trying to get out of Illinois for 16 years.