Originally Posted by martpoz
Thanks for the post KirkJ. I still have not started or opened
The box. Still trying to find some muscle to help me. Honestly I'm beginning to drool realizing all the Q I have
Missed. I'm still debating with myself if I should make and
Install a heat deflector while doing the original assembly.
Or should I try to fire it up as bought and maybe not need
To make a deflector? I need to get into the box and measure
Design for deflector. I'm afraid to open the box as it is standing vertically. Don't know if opening it before it's placed
Horizontal for assembly🤔
I would fire it up and see how it cooks with out any mods. At the very least you could use a baking pan as a deflector.
I also would smoke something easy so you can practice your fire management. "Chicken"
Because your going to have a slight learning curve burning wood.