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Agreed. But I stand a better chance when the tools are powered by me!I get it. I've managed to whack off the top of my thumb twice when chopping vegetables/herbs with a plain old Wusthof chef's knife. I guess life isn't worth living if you don't have the scars to prove it.
I have always left my lid open on startups…over 15 years of wood pellet grills. I’ve never had the lid pop. There’s a distinct sound from the firebox when it goes from starting up to when the firebox is fully ignited. And the startup smoke subsides. That’s when close the lid. That’s about 5-6 minutes after power on.Back to the ash thing and other recommendations from the mother ship. After using the Knotty Wood pellets and having ash on my food, I prefer a clean barrel before big cooks. Also after all of the "lid pop" detonation stories, I also now start my grill with the lid open. Maybe it's just me, but I'm not always convinced that some guys day drinking on their Friday livestreams always have the best advice...even with their own products.