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tyotrain
12-28-2012, 01:06 PM
Just got word from backwoods smokers that my g2 party with be powder coated. That just made my day and will be done next week. I am like a kid in a candy store right now. :)


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noquarter
12-28-2012, 01:15 PM
Sounds nice, just be sure not to get it too hot, I think powder coating flakes off at around 350 or 375ish!

tyotrain
12-28-2012, 01:23 PM
Most my cooking is done at 275F.


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Untraceable
12-28-2012, 01:24 PM
I hear they are redoing the firebox for better airflow

tyotrain
12-28-2012, 01:33 PM
I would have to say powder coat will be far better than paint. Did hear that about the firebox


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Untraceable
12-28-2012, 01:40 PM
I put a nice scratch in my chubby (lol) and it hasnt rusted yet. found some burgandy spray paint today. got to figure out if its ok to paint a small scratch at 20 degrees. might be time for a garage heater

tyotrain
12-28-2012, 01:55 PM
I was told today my G2 will be black that they canceled the burgundy color.


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Fireburd
12-28-2012, 02:31 PM
Yeah tyotrain I have one on order too and it will be the black powder coating too. Hadn't heard anything about a new firebox design and I haven't read a bad review yet about cooking on the G2s so I'm a little sceptical that they are redesigning the firebox. Sounds like yours is on the same build schedule as mine so they may be neighbors on the freight truck.

Untraceable
12-28-2012, 03:11 PM
The issue may be due a little more to the lack of overhead clearance on the chubby firebox to heat diverter area. just a guess

tyotrain
12-28-2012, 05:21 PM
Yeah tyotrain I have one on order too and it will be the black powder coating too. Hadn't heard anything about a new firebox design and I haven't read a bad review yet about cooking on the G2s so I'm a little sceptical that they are redesigning the firebox. Sounds like yours is on the same build schedule as mine so they may be neighbors on the freight truck.

Sounds like it might be he told me today looks like next week it will be shipped it was getting powder coated today. I can hardly contain myself with the excitement. Lol


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smokinit
12-28-2012, 08:13 PM
Great to here it's on its way soon feel free to give me a shout if you have any questions. They are tweaking the fire box bit.

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Fireburd
12-28-2012, 08:38 PM
Smokinit are they redesigning both G2 models or just the chubby?

smokinit
12-28-2012, 08:44 PM
They are tweaking the G2, s only

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Fireburd
12-28-2012, 08:48 PM
Do you mind filling us in by what you mean by tweak? I know there is a clearance issue with the chubby as mentioned above but that isn't present with the party so I'm curious.

Untraceable
12-28-2012, 09:05 PM
If you look at the firebox and the ash pan, there isnt alot of great airflow except from overhead. I would think just drilling some holes in the side would open it up more. Ill try to link a picture that might show what I mean

Untraceable
12-28-2012, 09:09 PM
Imagine the pan being in place and the guru shooting air directly at the side of it, its not quite optimal. Im blown away that backwoods is sending g2 owners new fireboxes unsolicited. I didnt even know it was a problem lol.

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smokinit
12-28-2012, 09:19 PM
The G2 Party seems t o be ok but they are looking at it to. The chubby does have some air flow issues most noticeable when it's loaded up. The issue isn't so much between the fire grate and heat diverted but the lack of good air flow laterally and from below. They will make right have now doubt.

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Fireburd
12-29-2012, 04:11 AM
Backwoods has seemed to be pretty quiet about this whole project from the beginning. The whole powder coating thing wasn't a secret by any means but they weren't actively putting it out to the consumer so them not vocalizing a fire box issue doesn't surprise me. I hope you are right about the G2 Party not having an airflow issue because I don't think mine will have the new fire box design and I would hate to know I spent all that money for something that is defective.

Untraceable
12-29-2012, 07:40 AM
Take a deep breath. How many G2's are out there right now? 30-40 tops. not like a bad Iphone maping system. My G2 will be loaded up with ribs in a matter of hours and I expect no problems like the previous cooks.

All of the manufacturers have poor web updating. have you seen the spicewine site? too much one off customs and just very small businesses to have thorough web updates. As E-window shoppers its frustrating

Fireburd
12-29-2012, 07:54 AM
I think you didn't understand what I was trying to say. My assumption is the lack of talk about the G2 line is how new it is and they are still fine tuning it. You can call backwoods at anytime and they tell you everything that is going on which is how I found out about powder coating before my dealer did. I guess my concern is putting out this new line prematurely without proper testing which probably would have discovered the air flow issue. Backwoods has a facebook page and a dedicated forum and they haven't put anything out about the changes that are confirmed. No need to take a breath I would expect any consumer would want the best product available so I think the 30 G2 owners might have an.issue to know that they paid the same price as someone who buys one that has the bugs worked out. Still excited and say a prayer everynight that I get a deliver notification the next day.

smokinit
12-29-2012, 07:57 AM
There are not many units out there with alot of cook time on them so its a fairly new issue. With enough feedback now from customers and dealers the change was made. I spent alot of time on the phone while cooking with it to expedite the change. I am not totaly sure about the Party have your dealer get an update for you.

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swamprb
12-29-2012, 11:29 AM
I think you didn't understand what I was trying to say. My assumption is the lack of talk about the G2 line is how new it is and they are still fine tuning it. You can call backwoods at anytime and they tell you everything that is going on which is how I found out about powder coating before my dealer did. I guess my concern is putting out this new line prematurely without proper testing which probably would have discovered the air flow issue. Backwoods has a facebook page and a dedicated forum and they haven't put anything out about the changes that are confirmed. No need to take a breath I would expect any consumer would want the best product available so I think the 30 G2 owners might have an.issue to know that they paid the same price as someone who buys one that has the bugs worked out. Still excited and say a prayer everynight that I get a deliver notification the next day.

Not trying to hijack a G2 thread, but this is how I kind of feel about the Gater. Another hybrid BWS not featured on the website or much info in the forum. I'm thankful Kevin was able to fill me in its attributes before I made my decision, and the few Brethren owners that I pestered that gladly answered my questions, but I really could not find any info out there. Then when I got mine it seemed a lot of folks were selling used Gaters. I came across a few old posts with pics of Gaters with vents placed differently than the new models and when I inquired about them I never got any responses, so I kinda chalked it up to design mods.