So when FedEx emailed me to say this was on my front step, I had to skip out of work at lunch to go see, besides it was supposed to rain and I didn't want to deal with 90 lbs of wet cardboard wrestling it in the front door.
Managed to get it in the door and deposited the box in my kitchen. This is one heavy muther...back to work...
6 hours later I was home, elbow deep in double boxed cardboard and more than a few pieces of styrofoam - this puppy came very well packed - sorry there are no pictures. I'm also pretty sure this *didn't* make the FedEx delivery guys day.
Wow, this thing is like a small tank. Really - this is so much more solid than some other smokers I looked at, and being all stainless means it won't rust on my porch. This thing weighs a ton - had to tip the box on it's side and slide it out as I can't lift it on my own, even though it has handles.
Opening the door is like opening a small safe - very, very solid. I also ordered the turkey/chicken holder too as I found picking up a whole bird was a pain with my old tube smoker. Pretty impressed, too, that 2 smallish cubes of wood is enough for 4 hours of smoking - this should help with the neighbor complaints - my old electric tube smoker would go thru 4 or 5 pounds of wood in an 8 hr smoke. I like the way the door is a pressure fit so there is no gasket to tear or replace, too.
Found all the stuff inside and got the wheels on, found a screwdriver so I could put the back mounts on for the power cord and we're ready to go.
All I need now is a nice day and 4 hours for seasoning it....but that's another post!