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I'm new to this site. I have been smoking meats for a least 10 years on a ole' Weber kettle. Just move up to a new Oklahoma Joe's (20 x 40) with side fire box. The new pit is taking a lot of getting use to. The OJ takes so much more coal, chucks, and sticks than the Weber. I'm having issues keeping temps up with out pumping more fuel every 30 -60 min. or so. Fuel seems to burn extremely fast. Even when I damper down. I have multi calibrated thermometers so monitored temps should be correct. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Really great site!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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First off welcome Soggy to SMF. You'll like it here cause there are abunch of good folks here that would just love to help you out with just about anything to do with smoking. We really like to have newbies here because they can bring in a new propective to how things are done. There's nothing like a new set of eyes to give and new way to make things that little differant to make things alittle better. So I hope you know about the Qview here.
Here's a link to photobucket it's free and easy to download pictures. Then if your really new to smoking Look up the E-course.
It's also free and it will give you the basics of smoking. So after all of that you just need to go grab something to smoke and if you have any question just post them here and we will answer it quickly so you don't have any mishaps with your smoke.
Welcome To Your New Addiction
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Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
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Welcome to the Forum.
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Welcome! I dont have any ideas for your smoker problem, but with these guys it wont be long before you get your answer!
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Welcome from Pittsburgh, PA...................Most helpful sight on the internet!
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Hello Soggybottom, and welcome aboard. Don't know for sure, but your problem could be an air flow issue. I have a New Braunfels that is similar to your Okie Joe's. I had similar problems when it was new, worked my butt off to keep temps up, especially when weather (wind, cold) was a factor. I found that my rig wasn't very air tight, which made it impossible to control air flow with the vents and dampers. Someone suggested trying rope stove gasket for the doors. That fixed my problem. Anyway, you might check how well your doors and openings fit, and gasket all the openings that may be leaking air.
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Welcome, Glad to have you with us. This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

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Everyone here enjoys seeing the Qview so be sure to post plenty of pics...

Large ones that us old people with bad eyes can see.

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Welcome to the SMF,We are glad to have you onboard
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Welcome to the forum Soggy. It seems like I remember another guy from around Denham Springs who used to enjoy cooking.
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Welcome to the SMF Soggy. Good to have you onboard.
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Hi Soggybottom. Welcome to the froum.
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Welcome to the SMF. Enjoy your stay!
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Welcome to the SMF!
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