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10 Effective Masterbuilt 1050 Mods, Oct(2021), Easy and to the point.

Here I have explained most of your queries about Masterbuilt 1050 Mods . I have always struggled to find proper information on the Mods. 

Therefore, whatever from my experiences in doing and learning about the  Mods , I have tried to share the best of helpful information. 

I have tried to cover some common queries  like Masterbuilt 1050 charcoal grate,Masterbuilt 1050 firebox liner installation,Masterbuilt 1050 water pan, Masterbuilt 1050 vent mods,Masterbuilt 1050 manifold cover,Masterbuilt 1050 front shelf,accessories,How to add Rotisserie etc.

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Masterbuilt gravity series 1050 mods

Mod 1: Masterbuilt 1050 charcoal grate

The latest model of Charcoal grate is actually nice. It comes with fewer gaps and also it has a Fan Protector.
You can check- Charcoal grate with Fan Protector
But if you are not comfortable with a new one then you can modify your grate with  Skewers.

Instruction :

  • Just take the flat skewer .
  • Measure according to your charcoal width.
  • Cut the skewer.
  • Insert in the gaps of the grate.
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Charcoal grate mod

Mod 2: Masterbuilt 1050 firebox liner installation

Masterbuilt 1050 firebox modification is the same as it is Masterbuilt 560.
You can check for hopper liner or Firebox


  • Remove the screws of the hopper cover and the hopper cover.
  • Disconnect the wire.
  • Remove the screws of the upper hopper and keep aside.
  • Take a hammer and hit gently on the firebox wall.
  • Slide down half part of the new hopper liner.
  • Next, lay a piece of lumber over the liner and hit it with a hammer there.
  • Before assembling your upper hopper you can seal it with a gasket on the fire box lip.
  • After installing the hopper liner, assemble all the parts back together.
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Hopper liner

Mod 3: Masterbuilt 1050 water pan

It’s very easy to insert a water pan between the manifold and the firebox.

You just buy and place it. If you want to make your own then you have to collect metal plates, welding machines etc. It will take time.

Here is a link to buy Water pan.

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Water pan

Mod 4: Masterbuilt 1050 vent mods


  • Keep ready two slides with kits and eight screws to mount.
  • Hold the slide holder on the vent and mark with pencil in the two holes to drill.
  • Next drill with screw on the marks.
  • Then hold together two kits and place the kits hole on the drilled hole.
  • Now fix it with a screw using a drill.
  • Similarly, fix the screw in the rest of the holes as well.
  • First insert the wide slide then narrow one behind it.

There are two links are available to buy Vent Slide or Vent Damper 

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Vent mod
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Vent installation
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Vent damper

Mod 5: Masterbuilt 1050 manifold cover:

You can also make your own by buying the goods. Maybe you have to give time and a little effort. But if you are not able to shop online then you have to take this step.

Easy to fix. Just put the cover over the manifold.

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Manifold cover

Mod 6: Masterbuilt 1050 griddle shroud insert

If you want to add a griddle shroud in your smoker please check out the given link below. It’s easy to insert and use.

1050 Griddle Shroud

Steps :

  • Remove your top two grates
  • Then remove your manifold cover
  • Now place griddle over the manifold
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Griddle shroud

Mod 7: Masterbuilt 1050 front shelf:

  • Take the old shelf off and remove the screw.
  • Remove the screws and take off the plastic guard from the attached shelf holder (old one).
  • Get the new shelf lay on your workbench.
  • Keep the old shelf over the new shelf as shown in the image.
  • Pull the new one back and get the old one in there.
  • Fix both shelf with 8 self-tappers screws.
  • Attach the shelf below the handle or Masterbuilt name plate.
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Attach two shelf
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Front shelf

Mod 8: Masterbuilt 1050 hopper lid mods:

You can apply lid shaped tin foils to prevent damage to the inside of the lid.

Or you can insert Hopper Cover Kit.

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Hopper cover
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Hopper lid mod

Mod 9: Replacing the Gasket

# How to replace the gasket on the Masterbuilt Gravity Series?


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Steps :

  • Remove the top lid from the hopper.
  • Take off the old seal out and also screw.
  • Measure before fitting the gasket; otherwise, you will face difficulty.
  • The shape of the lid is square, so you will need to drill on four side lips to hold the gasket.
  • Double drill in one side where the ends will join. 
  • On the other three sides will be a single hole to put screws. Also, use a given screw in their place.
  • Put the gasket all around the lip of the lid and at the same time attach it with a sheet metal screw to hold the gasket. (Gasket has an extra portion to attach with screw)
  • Join both ends of the gasket with Hi-Temp RTV sealant.
  • Use the tin foil to protect the gasket and underside of the lid.
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Gasket replacement

Mod 10: How to fix a gasket on the firebox door?

Sometimes the gasket gets loose and comes out. You will have to take a little pain to fix or tighten it. 

Steps :

  1. Attach the gasket around the lids lip
  2. Then put the silicone  between the gasket and lip.
  3. Let the silicone dry for a couple of days.
  4. After drying you can use the lid.
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Gasket on ash pan door

Mod 10: How to add Rotisserie?


  • Inspect all parts which you have brought
  • Pre assemble- Attach the rotisserie rod in prongs or meat claws.
  • Locate mounting holes
    • Take off the rotisserie plug from the grill wall with the provided spanner tool.
    • Mark in the opposite wall according to the height of the given hole so that the rod support can be added to it.
  • Mount motor
    • Fix the motor outside with a bracket.
    • Hold the motor outside with your left hand and attach the adapter through that hole from inside.
    • Then take the neck of the adapter and just tighten it up with a hand or spanner.
  • Mount rod support 
    • Keep in mind that the adapter and rod support hole should be equal.
    • Now aside we need to insert the rod support so attach the bracket opposite to the motor.
  • Insert the rotisserie rod and turn it on.
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Is the masterbuilt 1050 worth it?

Yes it is. If you to get the performance of an old offset style smoker while quickly controlling the heat and temperature fast, then you are good to go.

How do I turn off my Masterbuilt 1050?

  • Put off the power button
  • Insert two slides or dividers which cut off all airflow to the charcoal.
  • Take off the power supply.

How do I start my Masterbuilt 1050?

  • Pour charcoal into the hopper and burn it using a starter and lighter.
  • Close the hopper lid and ash pan door.
  • Take off two slides.
  • Turn on temperature at 225 F

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