wood/charcoal smoker sale

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by electriclouie, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. electriclouie

    electriclouie Fire Starter

    looking to get rid of a charcoal wood smoker only used once will give awayshould have spent my money right the first time on a meshaven't bought one yet but looking forward to it
     
  2. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Might help to post a Picture and some details. Just a thought. Why did you hate it so much?
     
  3. electriclouie

    electriclouie Fire Starter

    I wish I had did some more research before bought this smoker I really love the quality it's heavy and Thick no but you always have to stand by it to make sure you maintain temperature
     
  4. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    What is the brand name or is it home built? This information might help someone else to make the right decision in the future.
     
  5. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Also there are a lot of modifications that you can do on A lot of stick burners out there that make life much much easier. This website has sub forums for all kinds of smokers on how to get the best out of what you have.
     
  6. electriclouie

    electriclouie Fire Starter

    I installed tuning plates and made sure that it was sealed real good,it was a limited edition Brinkman smoker very good quality .I just caught myself every 20 minutes to a half hour going out to make sure the temperature was correct didn't count on the thermostat that was on it even know it was pretty good I still put oven thermostats ininside to make sure but I know what's up mes it set it and forget it
     
  7. electriclouie

    electriclouie Fire Starter

    I will take some photos and post them I will give it away for free cost me 300 I should have just added another hundred and got a 40 inch and MES
     
  8. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Even when you get your set it and forget it smoker a good wireless thermometer setup is really nice like the Maverick ones. You can tell what is going on from your easy chair. Anyway If I lived closer I would come and get it off your hands that's for sure. Can never have too many smokers.
     
  9. electriclouie

    electriclouie Fire Starter

    I am considering on purchasing a Yoder pellet smoker
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2014
  10. electriclouie

    electriclouie Fire Starter

    Got a Masterbuilt electric smoker how much smoke should I add to pork ribs with the 3 2 1 method should I leave the damper all the way open or all the way closed
     
  11. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Dude... you only used it once... RELAX. Yes, a wood smoker is a little bit to learn, but you don't learn it in one cook. Get a good lawn chair, a cold drink and enjoy playing with fire. It will take a littlr while, but the result will be worth it. You will get good smoke, good flavor, a good moist cook and great fun. Give it a try and enjoy the fun.
     
  12. eljefesmoker

    eljefesmoker Newbie

    In an MES using the 3-2-1 method, you can run smoke the entire time.  The 2 hours in the foil will protect the meat from getting over smoked, and the extra hour after will develop a nice bark.

    Are you using the built in smoke box on the MES, or are you using an AMNPS?  I've used both.  In my experience (and because pellets are so much harder to find than chips here in NJ) I like the chips for a short smoke like ribs.  Just be aware you'll probably be adding more chips every 30-40 minutes in the MES, so its not entirely "set it and forget it".  

    And I agree with everyone above, get yourself a maverick thermometer.... the built in thermostat on the MES lies like a politician....

    Good luck with it!
     
  13. timleo

    timleo Smoke Blower

    When I first started using my Brinkmann it seemed like I was baby-sitting it constantly.  Now I have learned how to use it properly and it can go for many hours at a time without my attention.  Keep practicing and experience will come.  AND stop opening the door to check progress.  That doesn't help.
     
  14. electriclouie

    electriclouie Fire Starter

    Great thanks smoker for the advice I am probably going to keep it now it heavy duty need to get a remote thermometer my wife bought it for me for fathers day the mail I got to Stickburner and a Masterbuilt electric smoker offset
     
  15. electriclouie

    electriclouie Fire Starter

     
  16. electriclouie

    electriclouie Fire Starter

    I had trouble sealing lid so no smoke would come out around the hinge area and the sides I use high temperature caulking to solve the problem but was still getting smoke coming out I paid about 300 dollars for it and it's a heavy duty model and I put to the plate in it but I've only used it once I should try it again and buy some remote thermometers the lid needs to be tweaked a little bit and I'm not sure how to do that
     
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  18. electriclouie

    electriclouie Fire Starter

    Could you tell me how to maintain temperature in my offset smoker
     
  19. The normal thinking is to control the burn rate of your fuel source may it be charcoal or charcoal/wood is to adjust your lower damper on the fire box your fire needs air for combustion by closing that damper you will slow up the burn rate. Obviously you need some to keep it lit. After you fire is up to heating 300 or so damp it down to about 1/2 way and see what it does. If you still need less heat close it down a little at a time till it drops to where you want it. Once you get to know your smoker it will be close next time. Not exactly but in the ball park so you can adjust it.  Jted
     
  20. sawinredneck

    sawinredneck Meat Mopper

    I'm the opposite to the above, I try to shut it down as it climbs that way I don't have to stoke the fire to get back to temp. Say I want 220, at 160-180 I start shutting the air down. I'll go around half way then see what the smoke looks like and what the pit temp does. If I'm close on pit temp but getting white smoke I open the fire box door and let it burn down more. If the smoke looks good but it keeps climbing, I'll shut it down more and so on.
    It's stick burning, not set and forget! Understand each time you open the fire box door it's going to drop 30deg. Every time you add wood it's going to climb 30deg. But each of these swings will even out. Just don't chase your tail! I give mine 30min, or 50deg before I touch the air flow. I know it's hard and you want to keep temps for the entire smoke, but when you step back and log it, all these swings even out in the long run.
    Play with it, but give it time to settle in, then adjust, the more you mess with it, the more it's going to swing!
     

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