This weekends cook was not to big of a problem since I had my partner helping me. He would open the lid and I would grab the grate, then he put the lid back on while we loaded the grate. After holding the grate while he loaded 72 B-Oinks, I decided that I want to make a rack of sorts to hold my grate/grates while they are being loaded or rearranged. I did have the lid off long enough to flip 24 chunks of chicken and the temp ran away all the way to 400. That was a bad deal. I want to make something cool looking to compliment the drum. I would love to hear any other ideas you all may have.