Just picked up my first horizontal barrel smoker

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by 13spicerub, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. 13spicerub

    13spicerub Meat Mopper

    NYC
    went to Sports Authority to pick up some exercising gear and saw they had the Char-Broil American Gourmet with fireside box for $60!!!

    couldnt turn it down.

    seasoning that sucker right now.

    smoked salmon for dinner. Q-view to come
     
  2. darrin

    darrin Meat Mopper

    Nice!!!! Have not smoked any salmon in quite a while.
     
  3. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congrats on the new smoker!!!

    PICS???
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  4. bigbaldbbq

    bigbaldbbq Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Have fun with it. I agree let's see some pictures!!
     
  5. JK. Just figured I would get to you before Bubba does.
     
  6. 13spicerub

    13spicerub Meat Mopper

    NYC
    ok here's a cell phone pic. i can't find my battery recharger for my digicam.

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  7. 13spicerub

    13spicerub Meat Mopper

    NYC
    im seasoning her right now and i can see that the main chamber's lid isn't fully sealed. any suggestions on how to remedy that?
     
  8. bigbaldbbq

    bigbaldbbq Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Nice!! They are addictive!!
     
  9. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Do a few smokes first ta let the metal "settle" in....stress relieve.
     
  10. beerguy

    beerguy Fire Starter

    You will just have to look at it. Do a redneck fix. For me that usually involves a hammer.
     
  11. 13spicerub

    13spicerub Meat Mopper

    NYC
    salmon's on and got some beautiful TBS. i love this thing. the dampers make it so much easier to regulate the temp than on the ECB i have.
     
  12. petesque

    petesque Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Set a couple bricks on the handle to weigh it down while you season it up should help.

    Pete
     
  13. maybe try some stove rope to fill the gaps. Have fun!
     
  14. nomorecoop

    nomorecoop Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Looks like you got a great deal..
     
  15. 13spicerub

    13spicerub Meat Mopper

    NYC
    sorry no finish product. it was devoured before i got a chance to grab the camera. it was delicious by the way. ribs later in the week. finally get to use the morton's tender quick i bought this weekend when i cure a pork loin for a party next weekend. fatties as well
     
  16. There are MANY mod posts...However, a GHETTO version I used is FTSOI!!!
    **FOIL THE S#*T OUTTA IT!"

    Foil seal 'round the perimeter --- I also used some wood stove 'rope' HOWEVER, I cannot find the right 'hi temp' caulk to keep it 'stuck' on my SMP.

    Good luck...my buddy uses that 'unit' for our chix in comp..
     
  17. 13spicerub

    13spicerub Meat Mopper

    NYC
    how the hell do i clean the ashes outta this thing?!?!?!

    i had an ECB for a few years and i'd just dump the charcoal pan into the garbage. i was scooping out small chunks of charcoal and ash for like 20 minutes (i only used like 2-3 chimenys of coal for the seasoning and the salmon). Shop-vac maybe but what do i do if im doing a long smoke and need to clear ashes while there are still hot coals in there.
     
  18. jdt

    jdt Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    most guys make a charcoal box and raise it up some to stay above the ashes as well as increase the fuel load you can put in.
     
  19. Do a search for charcoal basket and you'll get some ideas.
     
  20. joneser

    joneser Smoke Blower

    You'll probably want to open that rain cap all the way when you're smoking....let's it breathe so much better and cuts down on the possibility of the dreaded Creosote..
    Nice deal you got on that baby!
     

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