I currently have my SM066 on a heavy-duty rolling cart. I am not able to invert the top of the cart to provide a flat surface for the smoker to sit on so I have it on 2x6" pieces of wood that raise it up enough for the door to open and the pan to fit underneath. I am looking for/trying to think of a suitable flat work surface that I can lay across the cart and in front of the smoker that I can set pans on and that can catch meat and drippings from when I am pulling from the smoker. So a surface that can withstand the elements and easy to clean. Initial thought was stainless steel but having trouble finding just a table top that is about 24x24". Any thoughts? Maybe using a counter top surface or a thick cutting board?
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You could get plywood or osb and glue laminate several layers to achieve the height you need then paint/stain. To that, a large jelly roll pan/baking sheet to catch the meat and drippings, removable for transporting food and ease of cleaning.
I made a couple of outdoor cabinet tops out of Hardie board (cement board) and glued some ceramic tile onto. Edged the hardie board with oak that was waterproofed.
You can use aluminum channel as the edges and screw/bolt the hardie board to it to mount hinges if needed.
Without pics, I'm not sure I understand your problem. My SM066 sits on the CS cart I bought for it with no tilting issues. If I understand your issue, maybe look for a good solid laminate top (like you would install in a good kitchen) . Use a good heat pad or as Lonzinomaker suggested, set some tile.
I have my SM066 on this cart. Underneath I keep my wood chunks and gloves, tools, etc. When I was researching these types of carts, some people would take the top of the cart and flip it over so there was no lip/raised edge and it provided a level/flat surface for the smoker to sit on. I can't do that with this cart so my smoker sits on pieces of wood to raise it up so it's close to level with the top edge. What I'm looking for now is something to lay across the top of the cart to catch meat and drippings as I remove cooked food from the smoker. I think I am going to try a huge plastic cutting board.
PigSkin- thanks for adding the pic of the cart. I think that is a really great solution for raising a CS smoker. I am thinking about adding a second CS smoker to my collection and will definitely consider the alternative cart.
Send a pic of your catchment system when you have it finished.
What about using one of the metal pans that are sold at car parts places to catch oil drips in the garage? I see one for sale that is 47" x 25" x 1/2".
I am going with this one. It's from Harbor Freight.
harbor freight tool rack, just right for 0066