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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

A buddy of mine is moving and gave me this.  It's pretty rusty.  I'm trying to decide if it's worth saving.  It's heavy duty for sure.  It probably weighs a couple hundred pounds.  He said he only ever used it for griling by putting charcoal directly in the top.  Said he never used the firebox.

 

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Looks like I got a new/old chimney starter too
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This is access to the grates.  Not the firebox.

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Here's the firebox down below.  Maybe this is meant to be wood fired?  Not sure how I'd dump a chimney of coals in here

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Backside

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Here you can kind of see the approx. 3"x3" hole from the top to the firebox below

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Same shot a little wider

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There are two grates in there.  The top one looks like it might be coated.

 

So if anyone knows anything about this grill/smoker, and what I should do with it, I'd appreciate any input.

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 16

Don't know much about it but it sure looks like it's worth cleaning up. nice score IMO!

post #3 of 16

Looks like a POS and you ought to ship it to me tomorrow.

Just kidding...I see a lot of possibilties with that. It's a good name, that I can tell you. I would make it a project and clean it up and see what happens. it is definitely a stick burner I would think. Nice find Dude!

post #4 of 16

Looks like you can get some smoke out of it.


 

post #5 of 16

Jay

I think you should give it a steam cleaning and send it to me. The fact is that I can use it year around and you have a very limited window in the spring and summer.Nice score my friend

post #6 of 16

Duder,I'd go ahead and keep it to restore just to add it to my stablesausage.gif

post #7 of 16

Before you go to all the trouble of cleaning it up, why not just clean the top grate & smoke something. See how it turns out before you invest your time in restoring it.

post #8 of 16

I'm with Al. Clean it up a little, smoke something. If you like it restore it. If you don't then restore it (or not) and then Craig List it. I know if I lived near you and you didn't want I would come get it in a second.

post #9 of 16

I'm with Al, Do a test run

Then a few tweaks if needed.

Then do your restore.

From where I'm sitting, it definitely has potential.

Keep us posted.

post #10 of 16

It's an old New Braunfels El Dorado Smoker. Has it's issues like most inexpensive smokers but not a bad find for FREE! I found this old review with a picture of it brand new

 

http://www.epinions.com/content_60018953860

 

and also an old thread about what looks to be the newer version on this here site.

 

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/forum/thread/53186/new-braunfels-el-dorado-grande

post #11 of 16

I see steel wool and sandpaper in your future man.

post #12 of 16

Dude, try these links and see what you can find out

 

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Post about New Braunfels

 

Really don't tell you much but it appears that square design has been replaced by the Round Design, "New Braunfels Super Longhorn Deluxe Smoker"

 

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Sorry couldn't help more

post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 

Thanks for all the advice gang.  I'll check out those links.

 

 

post #14 of 16

I would definalty try to restore it.  If nothing ele it will give you extra smoking room when you need it.


 

post #15 of 16

Also would use a charcoal basket in it.

post #16 of 16

Dude, If all else fails..............herb garden.icon14.gif

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