Originally Posted by bigwheel
Looks great Toby...fine job. When the title of the thread became evident it dawned on me think I aint neva had no Grouper..as least as I can recall. Now I may have had it accidentally a time or two. Them EZ ups are a pain in the booty..less they owned and put up by somebody else and the fire is going on a cold day blah blah blah. I have spent half my life trying to help folks assemble and disassemble them peeces of sheet with nobody knowing how to do it right. Then the other half of the life I spent seeing them blow away at the slightest provocation such a little lite running tornado etc. I would agree and just cook it in the house when there is falling weather. That is if you can deal with the stink of dead fish in the house. You a very smart feller.
Hey bigwheel, you're right about it being a hassle to set up the EZup, but I thought it was because I had to do it myself. It belongs to my son who moved up north to Berkeley, CA and didn't have room in his truck for everything. I also gained an oversized iron bird cage a large guitar amplifier and a bunch of miscellaneous boxes of junk.
The issue with me is do I cook inside or do something so I can continue cooking outside. For me the answer was a no brainer. But then, I do have the reputation of doing things that most others wouldn't tackle. The smart folks would just carry on inside the house but for me the key is in the phrase "no-brainer". And I love the smell of burning charcoal mixing with the air under the shelter and the sound of the rain hitting the top!