Hi all, Scott from north central Wisconsin here. did some reading here before buying our smoker. went with the BTLE, got it put together with the caulk ideas and mesh for fire box. also ordered the mav et733 to keep an eye on temps, still have to make my smoke ext, going to bend up some aluminum. seasoning it this weekend, thanks to all for the the posts on how to fix or upgrade some of the BTLE quirks.