I bought one yesterday and put it together last evening. Assembly is easy enough but I have a couple of items I noticed.
1) The middle section is just a tad out of round. It may be about 1/8" to 3/16" wider in one direction than another.
2) The lid will rock back and forth a bit when put on the middle section.
Maybe I'm spoiled by my Weber 22.5" kettle that I bough in 1979 and still use but I don't remember it having any 'play' in it like this does.
Are these two items something to be concerned about? I'm wondering if the smoke residue will fill in any leaking gaps after a couple of smoking sessions.
I know not to expect anything to be perfect these days and this smoker is very close to perfect...but not quite.
What do you think?