We're about to pickup a MES30 today, not sure if front or top mount controller. We're also going to start building our paver patio this spring and are going to build a wall to house a grill, minifridge and hopefully this smoker. Would we be able to encase this in pavers? We would be building around this and would be able to make vents to push air behind the wall. Also wondering if it is possible to move the top mount controller? I was thinking on extending the controller wires and putting it on the counter top. We're going to buy one of these today, and see how well we like it before starting to build our wall and patio. since most grills and mini fridges are standard sizes and this is a special size we need to make sure its good before we make a wall.