VA, I also have my drums on 2" blocks most of the time. My cooks are on hard surfaces so burning underneath has not been a problem of staining anything. Lots of good advise from the brethren here. Don't get too hung up on the little things at first, just build that super smoker, cook on it, enjoy the great product, shock your friends and yourself with a great taste, and then tweek the small stuff. ENJOY!!!
my avatar swiped fatties from the plate....look how sorry he is.
NB Bandera with mods
Weber 22 .5" x 2, 26.75" x 1
UDS x 3
Created "The Great Spam Revelation of 2011."