I have been following the threads for modifying the low end offset smokers like the Char-Griller, Silver Smoker and Smoking Pit and have found them very informative as I am looking into this type of purchase. Yes, the MES is going back. I have also looked online at Yoders and Horizons. These are made of 1/4" rolled steel vs. 14 gage or less. The question is, do these also require the same modifications to them, such as baffle at firebox inlet to smokebox, tuning plates, exhaust pipe extension, etc?