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New smoker here!

post #1 of 18
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Hello SMF!

My name in James the San Francisco bay area. I got my first smoker from my wifes cousin. it was in bad shape, Rust, thick grease in the smoker box, fire box had i guess was layers of rust. So once the weather got nice i went outside and went to town on the smoker. took apart the fire box (broke of four of the seven bolts). Took a hard wire bush and wire brush drill attachment and took off the rust. Then i painted. whew tired all over again.

Now to the good stuff.

Today i got two slabs of pork spare ribs. i have been up and down this forum getting all the info i can. i got some ideas and tossed on a rub, wrapped it up and its sleeping in the fridge. so any tips for a smoker newbie send em by
post #2 of 18
Hi James & welcome to SMF. I like your smoker & the xlnt job you did on cleaning it up & painting it. I hope that you used some high heat primer underneath the final finish coat. Looking forward to some xlnt smokes w/qviews.
post #3 of 18
welcome to the forums Jaybuurn. Nice work cleaning up that smoker!
post #4 of 18
Thread Starter 
yup yup i sure did. next i'm going to do some mods.
post #5 of 18
Say James, looks like you're ready to jump start that smoker. Welcome to the SMF my friend.
post #6 of 18
Welcome to the forum. That's a nice job on the smoker.
post #7 of 18
welcome and nice job on the rusty ole smoker it nice to see it come back to life.
post #8 of 18
Welcome to the SMF James and good job on the rusty okd smoker
post #9 of 18
Hello James, welcome to SMF. Nice job on the smoker. Looks like you've got it ready to turn out some great Q. Good luck with your spares. If you've searched the threads on pork, you'll be ok. Just remember to keep it low and slow, and thin and blue. If you haven't already, you should sign up for Jeff's 5 day e-course. Its got some good stuff for beginners.
post #10 of 18
welcome to the SMF James from another James
post #11 of 18
Welcome to the family
post #12 of 18


Good job on the smokericon_exclaim.gif
post #13 of 18
Welcome to smf James. Glad to have you here.
post #14 of 18
Welcome aboard James...real nice job on the restoration!
post #15 of 18
Welcome to the board!!!! It's a great resource.
post #16 of 18
Thread Starter 
ok ran in to trouble... i got my coals nice and hot and i couldnt get my smoke box up to temp. what i think is the problem was i had the coals sitting on the "ash tray". its a tray at the bottom of the smoker. i took that out and moved the coals to an old rack to help get air in there. now im trying to get it to temp

keep yall posted
post #17 of 18
Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
post #18 of 18
Nice job on that smoker James! Welcome to the forum too. :)
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