First smoke on my new Lang 36"

Discussion in 'Pork' started by kye mac, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. Brand new to the forum guys, but happy to get started.  Hope to learn a lot.  I've been cooking on my old char griller w/ offset firebox smoker for the past few years, but ordered a new Lang 36" smoker last week.  New Lang should be here tomorrow!!  I will post some pictures once it gets here tomorrow.  I plan on seasoning tomorrow night and having her first smoke Saturday.  Weather is supposed to be perfect this weekend.  Planning on cooking ribs and a butt.  
     
  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF - WOW a Lang for you ! Congrats they dont get any better than that
     
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF glad you joined us. Congrats on the new Lang they are great smokers
     
  4. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    Welcome!

      Craig
     
  5. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Another Baby Lang,!

    They must be selling like milk at a hot chili convention,  that's the fourth one I am aware of on this forum alone this spring.

    Did you get the standard Stainless Steel or did you ask for the 1/4 inch steel?

    Welcome to the forum

    Al 
     
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome to SMF & congrats on the new Lang!
     
  7. Thanks for the warm welcome everyone.  Al - I got them to do 1/4" steel, instead of the black stainless.  I actually saw your post on this forum a couple of weeks ago, and it really helped me make my decision.  I knew I wanted a smoker with 1/4" steel, but didn't know Lang would build it like that until after I saw your post.  Thanks a ton for putting that on here.  I actually told Ben Lang that there was a guy on a BBQ forum I saw who had a bunch of pictures of his new 36" up.  He told me to thank you for doing that on his behalf.  He's a super nice guy. 

    Smoker is scheduled to arrive today at noon, so I'll have to run home from work, move it, and then head back to the office for a little while this afternoon.  However, I will season tonight and post some pictures. 
     
  8. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Awesome, can't wait for the pics
     
  9. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF and congrats on the Lang....I can sense the excitement. I think I would have to bail outta work when I got that call...lol. Good luck with the seasoning run and looking forward to some pics.
     
  10. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Kye Mac- welcome to SMF from a fellow Lang owner.  You gonna love how easy that smoker is to use.  Looking forward to que-view of her maiden smoke!
     
  11. Right you were Chef Willie - think I'm gonna have to "work from home" this afternoon.  HA.  OK, here are some pics.  You guys should have seen me unloading this 600lb beast by myself... I definitely broke a sweat.  Had to roll it around an alley uphill behind my house to get it in the backyard, but I got her in safely.  Pics are below.  Will post some more tonight during seasoning process. 

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  12. One quick question to all you Lang owners out there, and especially Al or anyone else with a 36" - what the heck is this short steel piece that comes wrapped by the firebox used for???  In the pictures, I assumed it was a drip pan but it doesn't have a bottom... I'm probably just being dumb, but the only think I could think to use it for would possibly be to hold char coal in the firebox?  I'm sure the answer will embarrass me, but I'm throwing this out there.
     
  13. FYI - I posted the pics a little while ago, but it's being held up since I'm new to the forum.  Hopefully they will come though soon.
     
  14. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Pics are up now good looking rig. I'd have liked to see picks of you unloading it by yourself and pushing it up hill [​IMG]
     
  15. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

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    Nice rig..........................
     
  16. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    To protect the handle on the firebox as far as I know
     
  17. Fired up the smoker tonight, and was very surprised at how incredibly hot it got when I let it go wide open.  It went up well over 400 degrees before I started backing it down (less than 45 minutes to reach that temp).  I seasoned with cooking oil, and did the water mist steam clean two times as suggested by Lang instructions.  Then - I let it go for about 4 hours with the dampers pinched pretty tight and the smoke stack about half way closed.  Got a truckload of hickory wood delivered this afternoon from a local farmer, and it burned like napalm as the guy promised me.  Looking forward to cooking tomorrow.  Got a 5lb butt and some spare ribs.  Nothing to write home about, but just want to get a feel for this smoker before I load it up with a ton of stuff.  Pics below are the seasoned smoker and the butt I'm cooking tomorrow.  Butt just has a light mustard coat and a homemade dry rub.  Will post tomorrow and give you all some status updates.  

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  18. Also - Pineywoods, to be honest I'd like to have a video of myself pushing this thing up that hill today.  LOL.  It was sheer determination, but could have been a disaster. I kept on seeing these visions of the smoker getting away from me and barreling down the hill faster than I could run.  Good news is that I got my workout in for the weekend, so now I'm free to see how much BBQ I can eat!
     
  19. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Can't wait to see your first Q.
     
  20. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    Congrats on the lang that is one great smoker.. Can't wait to see the Q that come's from it.. Happy smoking [​IMG]
     

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