This is a continuation of my earlier thread, but I started a new one since I this is the one where I have actually purchased and taken ownership of the smoker. Here is the original thread: http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/149506/older-oklahoma-joe-smoker
OK...just got the smoker a few minutes ago. I am EXCITED, PLEASED, DISAPPOINTED and CONFUSED.
First and foremost, the smoker is in what I consider very good condition. It needs to be cleaned up before I can do anything else to it...and maybe I won't need to do too much to it after all.
I am confused because this smoker is much smaller than I expected it to be. I was looking for it to be the size of the one that is presently sold at Lowes, but this smoker is much smaller (see dimensions below). I would like to find out ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION anyone can provide on this model and if there are any mods or accessories specific to this model? These accessories and mods are important to me with this model.
Here are the specifications of this model as I measured and observed them:
The Smoker only stands 28" from the floor to the top of the smoker.
The SMOKER is is only 24" in length.
The FIREBOX is 12" in length.
The SMOKER appears to be a 12.5" diameter.
The SmokeStack is 20.5" tall.
The SMOKESTACK is WELDED into place...NO LEAKS!
The SMOKER weighs about 150 lbs (very vague estimate)...it is HEAVY!!
The DOORS are all recessed for a very tight fit.
The THICKNESS is best I can tell 1/4"
The SERIAL number is 10849 (can this be traced to a year?)
So my questions are:
1. Can anyone provide information on this type of model and what is it called?
2. What is the best way to CLEAN this smoker to get rid of all the crud in the smoke box?
3. What is the best way to CLEAN the grates (or where can I purchase new ones that will fit this smoker)?
4. Are there accessories for these older models?
Here's one picture now...I'll post the rest tomorrow.
So what do you think?
Edited by arkiebiker - 10/2/13 at 7:49pm