From the first picture, it looks like they have not upgraded the top vent. It is actually made of cast aluminum. The top vent is the only problem I have with this cooker. With it being cold out and the moisture from cooking, the vent freezes when I am not cooking. Then when I try to light the smoker it won't open.
Team: Pyle's BBQ; Yoder YS640; Good-One "Trail Boss" 60T; Weber Kettle w/rotisserie ring; Big A$$ Rotisserie; Weber OTS; New Braunfels offset smoker.
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