I'm new to the pellet smokers group and look forward to contributing where I can, and learning new skills from the rest of you.
After a lot of researching pellet cookers, I finally pulled the trigger on a Rec Tec grill to add to the flock. I've had it about two weeks, cooked on it 5 times, and so far, I really like it.
The thing is built like a tank, holds temps well, and judging from the overall build quality should last many years.
For the last 10yrs or so I've mainly cooked on a home-made stick burner or an offset. Both have produced great Q.
Has anyone had stability issues with the Rec Tec?
I was putting mine together in the garage.
(The floor is sloped away from the walls toward the center for drainage) When I stood the grill upright and swung the hopper lid open, it dawned on me that I was fixing to put another 40lbs on the back of the grill. I moved the grill to the center of the floor (closer to level) and filled the hopper and stability seemed fine.
This did get the wheels turning though.
Did I mention that I have a tendency to over-think things? And I can't won't leave anything as-is, if I think I can do better?
Well the Rec Tec is no different!
I'm going to fab up an adjustable 5th leg under the pellet hopper or put retractable "wheelie bars" under it as soon as it warms up a little. haven't decided which way to go yet. I can just imagine going outside and seeing that thing on the ground!
Those polished stainless bull horn handles are nice-looking and all, but I have a sneaky suspicion they serve as a counter-weight as well as handles
I hope i'm not coming across as knocking the Rec Tec in any way here.
I just see a potential stability problem that could easily be amplified by wind, uneven concrete etc. and would very much appreciate your opinions.