Dad: Melted the whole smoker. Pics will not send
Me: You melted the smoker?
So I am at work and not able to call and talk with him...... at this point still no pictures...... it was about an hour or so till I saw some pics....
When I was able to call him and ask what happened.... he starts to explain that he had smoked some chicken a few days ago and while he was preheating the smoker he was burning of the remnants. He was monitoring the temps with a remote thermometer while he was prepping the butt he was going to smoke that day. The temps never went over 275°. He looked out and saw a ton of smoke coming from the smoker. He went out to see the pot start to collapse. The remote thermometer was only reading 325°ish at that moment. So he melted the smoker!!!!
He was already looking at getting an offset smoker, this just sped things up.
Hey he did offer to give me his mini...... I got that going for me....