Fatboy or gater

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Fatboy or gater

Postby firepitt36 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:24 am

I have big David Klose pit that is on a trailer but wondering if I should get a fatboy or a backwoods gater I know the gater is alittle more deeper but is it really that big of a difference than a fatboy just wondering oh I also have a chubby
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Re: Fatboy or gater

Postby RickC » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:37 pm

The gator comes with a removable water pan, commercial fire grate, and expanded metal racks. I wish for a Gator, it will be my next BWS.
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Re: Fatboy or gater

Postby Bob » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:46 am

If you like to cook with pans you need the Gator, which will hold a full sized foil pan.
You can get a full sized pan in the Fatboy but you have to bend it to fit and it messes up air circulation.
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Re: Fatboy or gater

Postby RickC » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:18 pm

The new Fatboy G2 may be the kicker. Bigger than a Gater, but you don't have the removable water pan unless you order it that way.
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Re: Fatboy or gater

Postby renegade4377 » Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:31 pm

but is it not better to have non removable water pan and the ability to fill the water pan without opening the door during the cooking cycle? was trying to decide between the G2 Party and the G2 Fatboy G2 Fatboy looks to be much more cooker for very little money difference and it fits full size steam pan
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Re: Fatboy or gater

Postby RickC » Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:44 am

I do not have to put water in the Gater more than once on a long cook. I do have a heat diverter and cook low and slow, about 225-230. I don't see that much of a heat loss when I put water in, the Guru brings it right back up. I do like the option of cooking over direct heat if I need to.
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