Weber’s EX4 is the first smoker I have owned. Took delivery last week and assembled it this past weekend in my garage. It was a straight forward assembly with no complications. Burn in early Sunday morning went according to the book and paved the way to a couple of racks of pork back ribs 321 style. The EX4 operated as it should and the results were very good. Hoping things stay on track given all the grief and headaches I have seen on various YouTube posts. I have already resigned myself to the idea of drip tray use just to address the apparent grease fire risk. I wiped down the pellet hopper with a food grade silicone lubricant to help the pellets flow but otherwise made no other mods. Will keep my fingers crossed, next test will be a Boston Butt.