Hey Jeff, come on down, I think I might have a lil more room to add extra requests now!
I just couldn't wait for today, I am like a lil kid, well OK a big kid, with a new toy. I went to a local tree removal company yesterday and bought a face cord of some real nice looking oak.It was seasoned and the price was good.
So today after I got done with work(sucks to work on sat) I fired her up for the first time, stacked some logs in the box, lit a chimney full of lump, when it was ready, I tossed it in the box on top of the logs I layered in there, shut the door, made sure all the valves and baffles were to my liking and watched magic happen. If it wasn't so dang cold out (20 degrees and sunny/windy) I might have had a woody!
Smoke was comming out the stack, and things were comming to temp, I started monkeying around with the different baffles, and intake valves, and I'll be damned if you couldn't just regulate this thing almost as easy as the stove in the house. Opened the intakes, and switched things to full steam ahead and she got up to 350-375 in a matter of minutes, dialed it back down, and within 5 minutes, she was purring at 225. I was impressed.messed with the warmer, and the same thing, no problem getting that closet up to 250-275, or dialed down to 140, while the main chamber was at 350.
This is gonna be fun. I think the charbroil silver had high hopes today when I started the chimney in her SFB, but when I took it away, and gave it to the Lang, I think she has an attitude now!
Lookin forward to tomorrows smoke!
10 lbs chicken leg quarters, 2 fatties, and a couple tins of wicked baked beans. I'll be sure to capture the experience with a few Q-views.
Smokin Steve, my friend, you were right, I think I am in love!