I've read several posts re: the addition of vent pipes and caps (some really sweet looking, btw). Some are ordering these mods for a newly ordered smoker. Are they trully needed? Is there a design flaw with the FEC100 or are these mods only needed in certain windy situations and others simply like the look?
Also, for long life of the smoker, how important is storage that's out of the elements? Live in KC where we see it all. Is the cover good enough?
Thanks for the insight.