For and old bugger, I am a total beginner, so there will be stupid questions, and there is no such thing as talking 'down' to me...
I live in Hesperia, CA, called the 'High Desert' as opposed to the 'low desert' I guess... It gets freaking HOT here, but it is a 12 month bbq season for sure.
I just bought an Oklahoma Joe Longhorn bbq from lowes on a whim the other day, and would love to be able to use this to it's potential. I notice there are tons of mods available, and I will be exploring them all. I have all the tools and a small metal shop set up, so i can build anything for the smoker I want.
The first thing I noticed is the extreme(to me) distance from the coals to the food. Now for grilling steaks, shouldn't I have the coals much closer to get the good sear? I am looking at making another grate that will hold the coals about 6" under the meat for the hotter temp cooking... good? bad?
Thanks all, and look forward to learning from you.
And because I know you have never seen one before... :)