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Oklahoma Joe Longhorn

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Thread Starter 
They have this offset smoker at my local Walmart for $268. Is this a deal I should jump on ASAP?
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What ever spins your wheels, if that is what you want, so be it.  I own a Weber One touch Gold 22.5 inch and a Masterbuilt 30 inch electric smoker and love both of them.

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Just got one myself. Giving it a try but from what I've read they need a bit of sealing to keep the air out and smoke in.
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Originally Posted by Jeffbolinger View Post

Just got one myself. Giving it a try but from what I've read they need a bit of sealing to keep the air out and smoke in.

You just one of what?  MES?  The door is adjustable, remove that one star screw on the plastic cover, then remove the cover and you will find 3 screws, loosen, do not remove these and relocate the door.  It might take several tries to get it right, but it can be done.

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I think he meant he got the Oklahoma Joe Longhorn  th_dunno-1[1].gif

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Sorry for the confusion. I just bought the OK Joe.
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Looking at one myself. Seems to be built pretty solid. There are some pretty good videos on Youtube showing any mods you need to do.

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The one at Walmart for $268 is the Highland not the Long Horn. The Highland weighs 180lbs vs 300lbs for the long horn. Im curious about the quality of the Highland. Let us know how it is when you get it.
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Thread Starter 
Your right. It was the highland model instead of the Longhorn. It still looked like a pretty decent unit for less than $300.
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I decided to go with the Oklahoma Joe Longhorn model from Lowes for $428.  I just ordered and can't wait to get it.  I have a few mods in mind that I need to do. 

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I just received my OK Joe Longhorn a week ago. It's a solid smoker, but very leaky.  Ordered some wood stove gasket that will go around both doors.  Hopefully that'll do the trick.

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I actually jumped on this deal. 268 exclusively at Walmart!  never thought id buy one from there... especially considering I'm a steel drafter at a steel Fab shop haha... but for the quality steel and powder coat you can go wrong on this price!  so far I seasoned it the two weeks ago and last weekend smoked two pork butts and two whole chickens split. when seasoning it I played with controlling temp using charcoal and ash wood. Was able to keep temp steady at 225 250 300 325 and even at 450  which was 420 wish at grill level.... was curious to see if I can bake corn bread with it. The day I did pork butts it was around 45 degrees temp stayed fine the whole cook.  the cons are as follows:


Smoke leaks at doors somewhat... there is a 1" flat bar that you can put the big green egg felt gasket on and correct.

It may need a baffle/ convection plate but for doing chicken and pork I liked how it was... prefer chicken hotter and put them closer to fire box. I also got a big foil container and put water in it  to help with that and seemed to work fine.

Next thing I don't like is the 1" bolts sticking out on the connections and once/ if the powder coat starts wearing I will get my shop to weld the legs, smoke stack and firebox fully together.


This model is called the Oklahoma Joe highlander. Very impressed so far food came out amazing but credits should go to the bob Gibson BBQ book.

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I ordered the wood stove gasket that comes with adhesive backing and it is not sticking too well in some parts...maybe I need to caulk the back with high temp gasket caulk.

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If you already used the grill then you have a coating of smoke and grease on it. So before
The felt will stick clean the area with hot soapy water and then hit it with some fine steel wool.. That will do it!
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Ill have to try that.  It does seal the smoke chamber quite well. 

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Just got a longhorn from lowes can't wait to fire her up icon14.gif
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Originally Posted by concordeer View Post

They have this offset smoker at my local Walmart for $268. Is this a deal I should jump on ASAP?

Yes it's a deal my Oaklahoma Joe cost $600.00. Buy it once you figure it out you can do lots of cool stuff with it.
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Got mine last Friday, modded it on Saturday, and used it Sunday! I think it is going to be a good smoker.
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I saw the OKJ Highlander at Walmart as well. The only difference between it and the LONGHORN other than the price is the size.somewhat smaller 874si cooking area compared to 1060 on the Longhorn.

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