Originally Posted by IrregularPulse
From what I've read in this 400+ page thread, the door is more of a PITA than it is a benefit.
Interested to hear about your results.
Yea, I see that...but I figured the addition of the massive water pan would offset this. I never had any door related issues with my POS Brinkmann. I got some magnets today to cover the gap between hinges to see if it makes a difference. I think I would be a LOT better off if I hadn't cut the intakes out and instead used (2) 1" ball valves. I can always bolt the slide plates in and add the ball valves, but I want to get a good long smoke with food on it before making any "permanent" changes. I can see the ash really choking things down after 8+ hours.