New house has a brick smoker

Discussion in 'Brick Smokers' started by jonathan soto, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. jonathan soto

    jonathan soto Newbie

    Sorry if this isn't the correct place to post, but I just moved into a new place that has a long unused smoker in the yard.  I've been trying to google what I should look for to make sure its operational, how to clean, and a first time guide on how to use it, how to prep the wood (theres a firepit in the back that I can get a fire going first and move some wood over after), do I want to use chips or actual campfire type logs?  Both?  I've seen friends use a charcoal snake in a weber before, but thats about the extent of my meat smoking knowledge.  I'd like to get it ready within the next week so I can do a test run before trying to smoke a turkey for thanksgiving.  Any help/references would be appreciated.  I'd assume it would be a good idea to get a big fire going to burn out bugs/cobwebs, etc before doing a test run?

    Sorry for the first timer questions.  Hopefully, I'll be able to contribute in the future once I get this going!

    ***Edit:  I reposted this in the new members area which i didn't see in my haste to sign up and ask my question.  I don't see anyplace to remove the thread so I apologize in advance***


     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2014
  2. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great score[​IMG]. Clean all the crap off it ,wash all the obvious gunk off it so it doesnt burn & stink out your new neighbour hood.Evict any critters living in it &  start a fire & see what happens.Dont cook anything ,just eyeball your seals,your flu ,how it burns,how its vented.

    Use logs ,get back to us.

    Mick
     
  3. Sure looks interesting. Where is the smokebox? Is the upper portion the smokebox? Doors to the smokebox on the sides? Is it an offset smoker then?
     
  4. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

    wicked cool ! yes. get a fire going and see what it does. I bet you could use charcoal when you actually cook in it. throw in some wood chunks for smoke, what a cool find.
     
  5. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Your in the right place my friend!  

    I'll second the fact of firing it up!

    Looking forward to more pictures!   Congrats on the smoker find
     

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