Down to Bidness

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by lancep, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. lancep

    lancep Master of the Pit

    So the new smoker arrived Monday. We've had constant rain and I'm pretty sure that if I were to pull a brand spankin' new smoker out into the rain, Miss Amy would Kill me Dead. So after four days, I finally snapped! We have a two car steel out building so I swung the doors wide open, parked the Open Range just inside the doorway and lit her up!!

    Following the directions I sprayed the smoke chamber and cooking grates with cooking spray and added about a chimney worth of unlit coals. Then dumped a full chimney of lit coals on top and added a few mesquite chunks. Opened the spinners full throttle and the thing hit 250 in about 5 minutes.

    Brought it up to 350 for an hour, per the directions, then settled it at about 300 and threw on some burgers

    Buns toasting on the upper racks with Kirkland 1/4 lb patties on the grill grate.

    And the plate! I know burgers are pretty boring q- view but that was about all the time I had to give it today. Definitely looking forward to putting it through the paces over the next few weeks!!
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  2. gearjammer

    gearjammer Master of the Pit

    Looking good so far.

    But, we will be waiting for more adventurous things

    in the near future.

    Have FUN with it all.

  3. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hey I love a good burger,nice looking smoker also!Thumbs Up
  4. lancep

    lancep Master of the Pit

    Yeah, today was just seasoning, but I had to cook something.

    Yeah me too!! And thanks, I'm pretty excited about it.
  5. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I love burgers Lance! We had some rain here today too, nothin like yall have had, but it was a nice change from dry 90s.

    Nice smoker, way to break her in!

  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Congrats on the new smoker Lance!

    She looks like a beauty!

    Burgers look pretty good too!!!

  7. Everything looks good from here.  Gotta like a smoker you can grill on, or is it a grill you can smoke on?  Anyway, so far so good, hope your weather dries out. That way you can get outside and have some fun.
  8. lancep

    lancep Master of the Pit

    Thanks, I do love me some burgers. Now I need to get some ribs in that thing!

    Thanks Al, she sho is purty! Actually, researching this smoker is how I found SMF!!
  9. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Good luck with the new toy. I like a duel use feature and was wodering how those style smokers were. What make and model is it?...JJ
  10. I love a good smoked burger!
  11. lancep

    lancep Master of the Pit


    It's both! and thank you, looks like we're coming out of it so I should be smoking tomorrow.
  12. lancep

    lancep Master of the Pit

    Thanks JJ! It's The Good One Open Range. One thing I like is that the grill grate is the same size as the smoke grate. That works very well for me and the way I like to do ribs. Also handy for any reverse sear. I'm also a big fan of covering all the bases with one unit. Haven't smoked on it yet but I picked up some spares, beef ribs and a packer to go with the shoulder I have in the freezer. So we'll see how it smokes over the next week or two.
  13. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice looking smoker Lance.  Hope your weather improves so you can try her out on a serious cook.  Don't get me wrong---I love smoked burgers.

  14. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking rig, Lance. May you have many happy hours of great smoke and good food!

  15. lancep

    lancep Master of the Pit

    I know just what you mean Gary!!
  16. lancep

    lancep Master of the Pit

    Thanks Disco! Finally got to fire it up for real yesterday!!
  17. betaboy

    betaboy Meat Mopper

    Nice looking cooker!! I know the feeling since I just got a new offset myself. Must... Cook... Something... I'll leave it at that, no hijacking. It will be fun to see when you really put that baby to the test! Thanks for sharing! What did you cook yesterday?
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2016
  18. lancep

    lancep Master of the Pit

    Got some ribs through it on Saturday. They came out perfect! I bet you're excited about your new procurement. Can't wait to see it in action.
  19. betaboy

    betaboy Meat Mopper

    Nice! Glad it's working for you and you got to get smoking! I did some ribs (beef) on mine as well, best yet!
  20. lancep

    lancep Master of the Pit

    You can't beat that!

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