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Hello from California

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Hey guys and girls,
I've been lurking for a week or so, thought I'd introduce myself. Looks like there's not alot of west coasters on this site, but I suppose that's to be expected. California isn't exactly known for it's great Q, but hopefully I can at least put my own backyard on the map when it comes to good Q joints! PDT_Armataz_01_26.gif

Forgot to mention that I just got a brinkman snp pro last weekend from a coworker for free. He got a Traeger cuz it was too hard for him to control the heat on the snp. It's no wonder, there's so much of a gap in the cleanout door on the firebox and the lid of the firebox that there's no way to control the fire. I've done some flashing to seal off the gaps, but could probably use some more tips on sealing this thing up. I've heard of using wood-burning stove gasket, but where can I find that stuff? I've also done the other mods, like adding the flashing to the stack to bring it down to grill level and adding a heat sheild/baffle to even out the temps a bit more.

post #2 of 15
Welcome to the forum. icon_lol.gif
post #3 of 15
Welcome, glad you found us. Loads of good info and great people.
post #4 of 15
hey there jrbruin welcome to the forums! Where in cali you at?

I think any fireplace supply store should sell the gasket you are looking for, or maybe a barbeques galore if you can find one. for temp control you may want to make sure your thermometer is calibrated right, also you can add extra thermometers in the lid to take temps at grill level. There's a bunch of threads on how to do that.
post #5 of 15
Hello fellow So. Cal. member, and welcome to the SMF. You'll have plenty of feedback here on mods, and also some great reading on other subjects. Have a good weekend.
post #6 of 15
Hi Jason!...Welcome to the SMF!...PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif ...Glad to have you aboard!...
You're gonna love it here...

If you need further information of 'Baffle Plates' and 'Tuning Plates', take a look at Post #3 in This Thread...

Information on other mods may be found in the Wood Smokers forum of the Smoking Supplies & Equipment section...

Again...Welcome Aboard the SMF!...We're glad you joined our little family!...

Until later...
post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks all, to answer your question Brennan, I'm from norcal (san jose area). Also, I'm a homebrewer, so I've got plenty of temperature measuring devices around :) I bought another digital therm yesterday though, so now I have two (one for the meat and another for the grill level temps).
post #8 of 15
Welcome to SMF! Glad you joined us!

Take care, have fun, and do good!


post #9 of 15
welcome, i am in the process of using pressure pot gaskets to seal my gaps, i got it at the local ace....oh yeah, im from so cal.....we are getting strong in numbers here.
post #10 of 15
Welcome Jason -

Our Home Depot and Lowes carries it here.
post #11 of 15
Welcome aboard Jason, glad you found us! There's lots of talent here to tap into, so don't be afraid to ask questions!

Have fun!
post #12 of 15
welcome to smf.
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Welcome to the SMF Familyicon_exclaim.gif
post #14 of 15

Glad your aboard

It great to have new people with the know how, siter in-law lives near L.A
and when the wife and I go for a visit the first place I stop is the Getty
What a great place. post a lot of pics
Good Luck and Good Smoking
post #15 of 15
Welcome to SMF, glad you stopped lurking PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
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