Originally Posted by Pappy Q
Is the counter weight on the door really needed?
The cooker is 3/16" steel, same as a Jambo. And this door is bigger than a Jambo. It doesn't NEED it, but if you want to avoid a shoulder replacement down the road, it's probably good to have.
The weight does it's job. And with the addition of the badge I had put on, the door nearly opens itself. Once you get it open, all you have to do is make sure the door doesn't open too fast and slam the weight. It's easiest to open of any other pit I've owned or seen, even my old Genesis. It is weighted beautifully.
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