Just opened a red bag of RO w some very nice pieces in it. Picked up two canisters for the mapp yest at home depot and the guy working there told me it was overkill. I laughed and proceeded to check out.
1. ? really not sure, It must have registered if you can post? 2. Mine is split with 1/8 inch gap. 3. Most here would agree with an instant thermometer made by thermapen. There was a very recent thread about must have eggcessories, you should be able to find it on the first couple of pages here, and welcome aboard.
The SBGE only weighs 65lb. Thats what I'm looking at for camping, or grilling at the in laws house. I think it should be large enough for a small dinner, and small enough to still travel. Or get a large and make your wife and kid sit in the back.