If you are young enough, i.e., below 65 you just need to put casters on it, if you are an "old fart" you may want a lift table to set it on or build a stand.DavidC wrote:Everyone,
Let me start off by saying that I have always enjoyed cooking on a charcoal grill. Over the 4th of July weekend, I did my first pulled pork using a cheap smoker that someone gave us. It was great. I am now hooked and looking for a great family size smoker. After searching the internet for a quality smoker/charcoal grill, I’ve settled on a Chubby (and hoping that I don’t need a larger unit to feed the neighborhood). But, I still have a few questions. I have searched this forum for several hours and it has been very informative. It’s obvious that I want a Heat Diverter and a Cover. My questions are about what other options to add. Also down the road, I plan on getting a Guru DigiQ. But right now, I am concentrating on the Chubby. My questions are:They are standard equipment as far as I know. Every Chubby that I have seen has the handles.DavidC wrote:1) The Chubby product page shows silver lifting handles on the sides of the Chubby. Are these standard equipment, or are they the optional Tie Down Handles?
The commercial fire grate is nice but not needed. I just pull my fire box out some with a pair of water pump pliers and then with my oven mitts on I just set it on the ground reload and then set it back in the fire box and slam the door.DavidC wrote:2) Fire Grates: I understand the advantages of a Commercial Fire Grate in adding coals during the middle of a smoke. But, how would I go about adding additional coals with the standard Fire Grate? In other words, will I be kicking myself for not getting the Commercial Fire Grate? (Even though it is not listed as an option, someone in the forum got a Commercial Fire Grate for their Chubby.)They work great, for a larger smoker, Fat Boy and up I would spend the extra for the 180 doors.DavidC wrote:3) The 180 degree door hinges would allow easy access to the racks. But, do you really need them for a household unit? I assume the standard doors work just fine.Its is just looks, they look nice, but not needed.DavidC wrote:4) Besides the appearances, I would like to hear a little more on the differences between the standard doors and the stainless steel doors. Is one better, or are they about the same.DavidC wrote:5) I have not read very much on the stands. I am guessing I will build my own. But, I would like to hear what y’all do.
Currently I just pull out the ash pan and fire grate with some welding gloves to fill but I have my smoker on the ground. Will move it to the deck once completed so this is a great idea.
Thanks for the great post!
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