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BABrisket
06-09-2013, 08:27 PM
After nearly 3 months of waiting, my Backwoods Gater came in. The smoker arrived via semi truck and the driver was nice enough to put it in my garage which is up a steep incline. He was rushed so I did not get to throughly inspect the smoker as well as I wanted before signing the papers, but I got a good enough feel. They package this thing to survive pretty much anything.

http://i1316.photobucket.com/albums/t620/BABRISKET/Gater1_zps53fc9e2b.jpg (http://s1316.photobucket.com/user/BABRISKET/media/Gater1_zps53fc9e2b.jpg.html)

Top of the crate was open.
http://i1316.photobucket.com/albums/t620/BABRISKET/Gater2_zpsc5bea93f.jpg (http://s1316.photobucket.com/user/BABRISKET/media/Gater2_zpsc5bea93f.jpg.html)

Secured very well to the pallet. The scuff came off with a little water and buffing.
http://i1316.photobucket.com/albums/t620/BABRISKET/Gater3_zps8c0fbc72.jpg (http://s1316.photobucket.com/user/BABRISKET/media/Gater3_zps8c0fbc72.jpg.html)

http://i1316.photobucket.com/albums/t620/BABRISKET/Gater4_zpsfdc4aec1.jpg (http://s1316.photobucket.com/user/BABRISKET/media/Gater4_zpsfdc4aec1.jpg.html)

There are a few pics of the inside of the Gater.

http://i1316.photobucket.com/albums/t620/BABRISKET/Gater9_zpse4aa5b8d.jpg (http://s1316.photobucket.com/user/BABRISKET/media/Gater9_zpse4aa5b8d.jpg.html)

http://i1316.photobucket.com/albums/t620/BABRISKET/Gater11_zps38be1596.jpg (http://s1316.photobucket.com/user/BABRISKET/media/Gater11_zps38be1596.jpg.html)

http://i1316.photobucket.com/albums/t620/BABRISKET/Gater10_zps8e294692.jpg (http://s1316.photobucket.com/user/BABRISKET/media/Gater10_zps8e294692.jpg.html)

If you look close you can see the two slots where the smoke enters the cooking chamber at the top.
http://i1316.photobucket.com/albums/t620/BABRISKET/Gater12_zps09d74795.jpg (http://s1316.photobucket.com/user/BABRISKET/media/Gater12_zps09d74795.jpg.html)

Here are a few pics comparing the Backwoods Gater to my old Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5".
http://i1316.photobucket.com/albums/t620/BABRISKET/Gater16_zps7f2c69d6.jpg (http://s1316.photobucket.com/user/BABRISKET/media/Gater16_zps7f2c69d6.jpg.html)

http://i1316.photobucket.com/albums/t620/BABRISKET/Gater17_zpsdb0ad40d.jpg (http://s1316.photobucket.com/user/BABRISKET/media/Gater17_zpsdb0ad40d.jpg.html)

Grates on the Gater are much heavier than the WSM.
http://i1316.photobucket.com/albums/t620/BABRISKET/Gater18_zps8f5b9bc3.jpg (http://s1316.photobucket.com/user/BABRISKET/media/Gater18_zps8f5b9bc3.jpg.html)

WSM grate on top of one of the five Gater grates.
http://i1316.photobucket.com/albums/t620/BABRISKET/Gater19_zpse2c61001.jpg (http://s1316.photobucket.com/user/BABRISKET/media/Gater19_zpse2c61001.jpg.html)

Sprayed the inside with cooking oil and burned her in.
http://i1316.photobucket.com/albums/t620/BABRISKET/Gater7_zps444651c1.jpg (http://s1316.photobucket.com/user/BABRISKET/media/Gater7_zps444651c1.jpg.html)

The fit of the cover is a little big and loose. It's been through a couple of rain storms and keeps the rain off very well.
http://i1316.photobucket.com/albums/t620/BABRISKET/Gater8_zps7f9d58c8.jpg (http://s1316.photobucket.com/user/BABRISKET/media/Gater8_zps7f9d58c8.jpg.html)

The BBQ Guru off my WSM works very well on the Gater. Big thanks to Tim (SmokieOkie) for help on picking out the unit. He was easy to work with and very helpful. Also, the aftermarket 8" casters put the Gater at the perfect height for someone 6' tall.

Thats all for now. Plan to post some cooks soon.

tomshoots
06-09-2013, 10:27 PM
Sweet!!! Hurry back with cook pics!! Well...don't hurry too much...don't wanna fork up some good Q by rushin' things!

But ASAP!:thumbs up::thumbs up::thumbs up:

SmokyOkie
06-09-2013, 10:53 PM
Sure is Purdy! I just got my G2 Party in last week! worth the wait isn't it?

BABrisket
06-10-2013, 09:26 AM
Sure is Purdy! I just got my G2 Party in last week! worth the wait isn't it?

Very much. It was tough waiting while trying to keep temps in 30 degree weather in my WSM. I'm looking forward to doing a smoke in very cold weather this coming winter to put her to the test. Also, with a kid on the way I like how you can put your hand against the side and not burn yourself even though its 275 on the inside.

PigCicles
06-10-2013, 05:03 PM
I've got a touch of smoker envy. She'll be a fine smoker for many years to come. Congrats on finally getting her home .. don't forget to name her.

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Primo
06-10-2013, 05:15 PM
I want one ,but i cant afford it .maybe one day .
Get ta smokin:roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0:

swamprb
08-01-2013, 01:14 PM
Nice!

Tim is the man, when it comes to Backwoods!

Primo
08-01-2013, 02:15 PM
How's my credit for a smoker ,not credit card either .:roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0:

SmokyOkie
08-01-2013, 10:42 PM
How's my credit for a smoker ,not credit card either .:roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0:

I think your credit is good Steve. Call me

peculiarmike
08-01-2013, 11:53 PM
Very nice. :thumbs up:
Show us some grub!!!

wilsonj16
08-02-2013, 04:29 AM
bucket list item...cant wait to see some product!