I have been lurking here with drool hanging off my chin for a long time, dreaming of the day I have a Cookshack smoker for myself. I saved $30 a paycheck for the last year and placed an order for a SM025 on Monday.
I was really surprised when I got a shipping notification yesterday that indicated it would be delivered today. I came home for lunch just to make sure it didn't set out in front of my house in the case they might have left it there. I checked the tracking info online and it said it was "on the truck for delivery."
I got back home a little after 4pm and it still wasn't there. I paced back and fourth peeking out the window every few minutes waiting for the truck to arrive until 5:30, thats when I checked the tracking again and it said "delivery exception, could not find address."
I quickly called the shipping company and was told it was back at the shipping station and I could pick it up in person by 7pm,otherwise they wouldn't be open again until Monday.
I hopped in my small car with 2 bungee cords (deep down I knew there wasn't a chance it would fit) determined to cook ribs for my family tomorrow.
They let me drive my car close to the door since the box wouldn't fit the walk through gate and the nice gentleman helped me lean the box barely out the back of my car and precariously strap it to the frame. He laughed when I told him I thought it would be alright.
I took back roads at 20mph the whole way home, it took me 45minutes and lots of people passed me in a hostile manner, but I didn't care. My rear tail lights and blinkers were not visible since they were sticking straight up in the air. Luckily, we both survived the trip.
I am breaking it in now and hopefully my first attempt at smoking spare ribs tomorrow will make my family understand why I have tried so hard to get one of these things. I am sure there are more perilous tales that folks can tell about how they got a Cookshack, but I thought I would share mine.
Thanks to everyone here for all the great info!