I got the side fire box on last night. Ugh, I hate this 100 degree weather. Anyhow, I am all set to go, for the family reunion. I will pick up a pack of those grill toppers. Thanks for the help.
The side firebox was kind of a pain to get on. The instructions say to knock out the four holes on the Grill, but then I missed where it says there are 2 more holes. So, 6 total. It was definately a LOT easier to use a drill to open those holes up. This is my VERY first experience with a side firebox. So, last night, after I had it together, I coated it, inside and out, with vegitable oil, and figured I would do a quick burn in. After the coals had burned down some, I went to our cherry tree that I am afraid is dead, and pulled a dry branch off, and threw it on the fire. I put away the tools I had been using, came back, and noticed that the paint was bubbling really bad. So, first time I use it, I mess it up. what a bummer.
Tonight, I am using a varriation of Z's Chuck roast recipe, and am going to have a chuck roast smoke for most of the afternoon.
I'll even get to test out my new remote thermometer.