For all you CG owners out there, if you are suffering from the agony of CAHS (Cheap Assed Handle Syndrome), you'll be happy to know there is a cure! We all know how those crummy wooden sticks they provide us as stock handles just splinter, chip and fall apart... they just aren't all that heat resistant, especially at the firebox. Here's how I fixed that problem: I did this mod several months ago, so it is track tested and works great! I used two 6" chrome spring handles - one on the chamber lid and one on the SFB lid. I removed the handle brackets, from the lid(s) and drilled bigger holes where the wood handles mounted. I then flipped the brackets 180Âº and remounted them on the lid(s). I cut two lengths of 3/8" threaded rod to support the new handles. Using 4 hex nuts ea., I mounted the handle(s) as shown in the above picture. Viola! No more heat and no more splinters! Plus, there is a high BLING factor... I got the spring handles from http://www.cookersandgrills.com/our_products.html - scroll to the bottom of the page. They say the handles accept a 1/2" rod, but they don't... go with a smaller rod. Hope this helps!