Well - I have been using this smoker for a good year now..
and have to say I like it!!
it's great to regulate the temp and smoke density compared to that old side by side stick smoker I had for years - always a hassle and having to stay with it..
but still I was not quite happy with the results I got...
the leaking doors on the Master Forge always bothered me, so I looked around here for some advice ... and have to say I found a solution here that worked..
I ordered the following from Amazon for about $14..
1 "Rutland Inc Gasket Kit Tape 7'X5/8" 95-6"
1 "Permatex F81160 Hi-Temp Red RTV Silicone- 3-Ounce"
cut the Gasket tape (a Graphite Fiber Glass strip) to size for the top door..
cleaned and degreased the outer edge of the top door and placed a bead of the Hi-Temp silicone on it and lightly pressed in the Gasket tape. Let it dry with the door open.
Now I have a good sealing door and yesterday I did my first smoke with it after I had that gasket in place..
Man what a difference !!
The temp regulation with the little chimney on top is about 100 % better -
the inside temp is getting quite alot higher on the same volume gas settings..
I burn gas on a much lower level to get a nice blue smoke
and my wood chip box burns a lot longer and slower..
For Owners of one of these units - In my opion- it's Well worth the money!!