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post #1 of 17
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Hello from the Sunny South ( not so sunny today )

I live in Stone Mountain Georgia an eastern surberb of Atlanta.Been grilling bbqing smoking for many years but not with a lot of direction. Retired recently and decided to get serious about smoking. Getting a new OKJ LONGHORN next month and have been reading about mods for it. If anyone has pics, instructions etc of any mods please post, inbox or email them to me. Email is jasgord1@bellsouth.net 

 

I am grateful for any help you can provide. 

Thanks

James

P.S.happy to be. Aboard!!

post #2 of 17
Welcome from Maryland. You will find the answers to your questions here. The forum is a great place for learning. Good luck with your new Oklahoma Joe, I know you'll be happy with it.
post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by James Gordon View Post
 

Hello from the Sunny South ( not so sunny today )

I live in Stone Mountain Georgia an eastern surberb of Atlanta.Been grilling bbqing smoking for many years but not with a lot of direction. Retired recently and decided to get serious about smoking. Getting a new OKJ LONGHORN next month and have been reading about mods for it. If anyone has pics, instructions etc of any mods please post, inbox or email them to me. Email is jasgord1@bellsouth.net 

 

I am grateful for any help you can provide. 

Thanks

James

P.S.happy to be. Aboard!!

 

Thanks GONE4NC

I will check it out.

Hey my brother lives in Frederick Md

post #4 of 17

Hey James

Welcome to the Smoking  forum.   You’ll find great , friendly people here, all more than willing to answer any question you may have.  Just ask and you’ll get about 10 different answers—all right.  LOL.   Don’t forget to post qviews.

Gary

post #5 of 17
Welcome, see ya around the forum ! Congrats on the soon to be new toy !
post #6 of 17

texas.gifHello and welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of information and great people that are willing to throw in their two cents worth on about anything.   

 

Gary

post #7 of 17
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Thanks to all for making me feel welcome. Looks like it's going to be fun. GONE4NC My brother lives in Frederick Md 

post #8 of 17

Welcome..an old boy I used to work with always say I am from From Foat Bennin..er I mean Columbus. What is up with that? Now learned later in life..them Georgia Peaches is nice. Take care and let us not get in the Lurker Mode. Lot of pals around here. .

post #9 of 17
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Thanks to all for making me feel welcome. Looks like it's going to be fun.

post #10 of 17
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Thanks Bigwheel, 'preechate it.lol

post #11 of 17

Hi James, and welcome from your neighbor to the east, in Myrtle Beach SC. My family and I really like the Stone Mountain area. Been there many times. Lots of great people here ready and willing to help you when you need it.

post #12 of 17
James,
I live 6 miles west of Frederick city.
post #13 of 17
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Been to Myrtle Beach several times great vacation spot

post #14 of 17
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You may have seen him, owns Gordons limo Service.As I mentioned in my original post I am getting a OKJ LONGHORN IN A couple of weeks. I have learned so much about this smoker in the past few days. Several post on mods for the OKJ gave me great ideas for making it better than it is out of the store.

I also have been introduced to other smoker options but sofar I think I will say with the LONGHORN.THANKS TO you all an I will say tuned. 

post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by James Gordon View Post

You may have seen him, owns Gordons limo Service.As I mentioned in my original post I am getting a OKJ LONGHORN IN A couple of weeks. I have learned so much about this smoker in the past few days. Several post on mods for the OKJ gave me great ideas for making it better than it is out of the store.
I also have been introduced to other smoker options but sofar I think I will say with the LONGHORN.THANKS TO you all an I will say tuned. 
post #16 of 17
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my new OK Joe's was delivered yesterday from Lowes. She is big and beautiful and heavy. Seasoned it today, sprayed with original Pam and fired it up using one Weber charcoal starter of coals and a large stick of pecan wood.Let it burn for about 4 hours getting to a high temperature of 300 degrees.Monitored temps in several places in the CC and of course they varied wildly. Using my Maverick grill level temps were 20 to 30 degree different from end to end. Temps on the stock thermometer were up to 50 degrees hotter. 

 

There are some problems with leaks around the lid and exhaust that I will try to fix using Permatex High temp silicone.I have done a couple of mods already . Now waiting for my convection plate to to arrive from Horizon.Debating if I should smoke something or wait for my plate.

post #17 of 17
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Nothing new but here are my mods so far.

 

 

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