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Hey guys and gals,

   Im Matt and live in Memphis.  I just bought my first offset smoke and am about to pick it up this weekend.  I bought the OK Joe Highland and spent a couple hours putting it together one night.  I then started reading about some of the mods that should be done to it.  I read about sealing it with high temp silicone to hold in as much smoke as possible, but then thought about the silicone cracking over time.  I decided to have all the firebox welded together (it came in two pieces) and also weld the firebox to the smoking chamber. I also had tack welds placed in other places to firm it up.  I also have the smoke stack lengthened down to the cooking rack on the inside.  I also have a smoke box and have a tuning plate on the way.  Hopefully  this is a good way to start, let me know if you think otherwise or have any pointers.  I am looking forward to using this forum and learning how to smoke some great tasting treats!

hopefully ill have some pictures this weekend of the smoker.  thanks for taking the time to look at my intro!

post #2 of 7

Welcome to the site Matt, and to the smoking hobby.  Sounds to me like you will have your smoker in pretty good shape.


I look forward to seeing your progress pictures.

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:welcome1:  To SMF glad to have you on board and you will not believe all the help you will receive from this great group of guys and gals. To help get around the sight on Home page read the article Initial Greeting it contains a lot of helpful info also on the top of Home page is a search engine. Enjoy the smoking adventure.

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Welcome to the board, Matt! I'm running a similar offset and I love it. They're fussy like a steam locomotive but you can get some good results. See my sig for how I've been playing with mine.

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


Sounds like you got it headed in the right direction




post #6 of 7

Welcome to SMF!


Sounds to me like you did your research!


Can't wait to see her in action!



post #7 of 7
Welcome from SC, Matt. I don't know much about your smoker, but there are some great folks here that can give you their input. It sounds like you have made an excellent start.
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