My name is Ed and I live in Northern Virginia. I have been smoking meats for many, many years and love it. Long live the Butts!!!!. I received an Oklahoma Joe Highland for Fathers's Day. It is assembled but not seasoned. I did the high temp sealer between the two firebox halves and between the fire box and smoking chamber. I have some Lavalock tape but want to give it a dry run to see where and how big any any leaks are. I'll clean all surfaces with acetone and tape up as needed.
I am planning to use this as a "stick burner" which will be new to me. I have always used charcoal/wood chunks in the past.
Any pointers or existing posts on managing a wood only fire is greatly appreciated. I have a wood pile of oak and hickory so wood is plentiful. Once I get the unit seasoned and sealed, I'll do my first butt.
Thanks to all and I look forward to participating here.