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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Novice and wanting to learn the art. Ordered a 60" offset pipe smoker from Lone Star Grillz. Chris is located just north of Conroe, TX. Good unit I think. Quality is outstanding. Visited his shop and toured the facility. Almost bought a Old Country Brazos at Academy. Checked out other smokers and manufactures on the internet. Glad I looked around. Spending more but a cooker that I'll be happy with and not have to modify to use.
Looking forward to input from you "Pros".
Located on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi.
post #2 of 13

Welcome to the board! Use he Search to look up that smoker and see what people do with them.


I run an offset stick burner, but not today, it's 11F up here.

post #3 of 13
Welcome, from southern Ohio, to the best forum on the internet if you are looking to learn how to BBQ/smoke/brine/cure/inject. Well you get the picture if you can do it to something you put on a plate to eat then someone here has probably done it then smoked it.

Use the search bar at the top of the page and you will be led to the answer to most every question you can think of. If you don't find the answer there then just post it and someone will chime in with their opinion on the subject.

Those Lone Star Grillz look very nice!! Just like any new pit I am sure there will be a learning curve involved! Take your time, learn your pit, and I am sure you will be pumping out some great Q soon! Remember to post up some pic's cause we all love to see Q-View.

Always remember the only dumb question is the one you don’t ask!!
Keep Smokin!!!
post #4 of 13

Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions
Post it and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is
because their are so many different ways to make great Q...
Happy smoken.

post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys. Will be checking out the site.
post #6 of 13

texas.gif  Good morning and welcome to the forum, from a beautiful sunny, windy and cold day here in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything. 



Nice equipment, be sure and post some pictures




post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks Gary,

Will when I get it in March.
60" offset with single door & counterweight.
Gas assist log lighterq, charcoal basket w/ t plates,8 " wheels, 1/2" grill to mount on fire box, main chamber grilling grate( removable ), tuning plates, folding table x 12" wide, guru port, ash rake , and a handle to push it around.
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
seasoned and getting ready to cook. Ribs and butt first. Made my own sweet spicy Texas rub. Hope it turns out well.
post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 
First BBQ cook in my life. It really helps to have great tools. Thank you Lonestargrillz.
Butt after thee hours. Just threw on the ribs. Butt was a hit at the church dinner.
Doing the brisket now. 11 hours into cook. At the stall. Jumping right into this stuff.
post #10 of 13

Man that looks good,  Are you sure your a first timer ????




post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 
Yes, I'm sure.
Getting a Guru later but wanted to learn the pit manually before I use the fan.
Got tuning plates good. Even temps both ends of this 60" chamber. Used the basket ( minion method ) with some hickory and pecan logs on top. Got 12 hrs out of the charcoal. Added oak to finish the cook.
You guys help me learn.
post #12 of 13

I would get to know and be very comfortable with your smoker FIRST  then start doing the mods.



post #13 of 13
Thread Starter 
That's what I saying. Pit doesn't need mods. No leaks,even temps, good quality.
Once I learn it, I can get the Guru to free up my time more. It's set up already for one.
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