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Hello from Western Mass

post #1 of 6
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wanted to say hello
I am Bob from Agawam Ma.
I m very new to the smoking. I am starting out on the low
end of smokers. I have an Oklahoma Joe's Highland.
I didsome mods to it.
sealed firebox
Nomex gasket around doors (no leaks at all)
lowered chimney and sealed
1/8" stainless steel defuser plast
1/8" stainless steel convetion plate
made a simple 10x10x7 charcoal basket

Smoked a chicken today for the first time and was very impressed

I look forward to meeting you all.
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post #3 of 6
Welcome aboard from Maine. Loads of information here. Search bar up top will answer almost any question you have.....if not.....just ask. Someone will have the answer.

Nice looking smoker you have.......just needs some meat in it!

post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 

Thanks Lamar  I appreciate it.

I am smoking a chicken today for the first time.

temps holding steady-even on both sides, running 225 degrees on both sides.

went to Walmart on Black Friday and picked up another Oklahoma Joes on clearance for $100.00

Made a diffuser plate and now in the process of making a charcoal basket.

Sealed entire smoker with fire barrier RTV - ordered Nomex gasket of amazon for the door seals

Added the Thermometers to cooking door


Smoking my first chicken


Bought Black Friday at Walmart on clearance for $100

Now I have 2 Oklahoma Joes


Made a diffuser plate for new smoker



Working on making a charcoal basket for new grill


New cover

post #5 of 6
Now that's what I call planning. Now you can do twice as much smoking! The best addiction in the world.

Mods look get smoking!

I sliced and froze bacon and Canadian bacon yesterday. Turned out good.
post #6 of 6

Hello from southeastern ma. How have the smokers been treating you, any new additions?

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