I was on my way to see the "Ultimate Grill" at the local Bass Pro on Saturday with a friend when we passed a moving sale in our neighborhood. We were on a time crunch as we couldn't stop, but I spyied the smoker in the photo as we went by. I called my wife and asked her to walk down and ask how much. She called me back 20 minutes later and said "how's five bucks"? I said "get it" and she replied "already did". (God I love her).
The mystery comes in that there is no name on it anywhere. I've looked through the library of images in this section and nothing totally matches up. The wood knob on the center silver opening is the first thing I was looking to match up, but now realize that could have been an owner fix. The poor thing has obviously not been used in a while, but only damage I can find is the water pan has a small rusted out hole that I think I can fix by simply folding together two pieces of foil so I have a good seal and lining the pan with it. Grill grates are a bit rusty, so I'll be sanding them off before using. There is also no external thermometer, so I'll have to invest in one of those (any suggestions)?
One assembly question, the bottom has both a grate and a round ring with holes in it. Not 100% sure where to put charcoal and/or wood to get things going. Ring on top or bottom? Just stack wood on charcoal For five bucks, think I got a great deal. Problem is I've only used horizontal smokers in the past (you can see corner of my Char-Griller on the left edge of photo), so I'm feeling like a newbie again. Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Mark - Keller, TX