my smoker

Discussion in 'Grilling Pork' started by mrgriff, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. mrgriff

    mrgriff Newbie

    this is the smoker I got off Craigslist for $50 after a good cleaning some paint. A few mods. worked pretty good still need to play with it some more keeping the temp. right.[​IMG]
     
  2. shhaker

    shhaker Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    very nice!! the only thing wrong with it is no tbs is coming out it!!
     
  3. mrgriff

    mrgriff Newbie

    tbs ? sorry don't know that one
     
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks great nice job.. TBS= Thin Blue Smoke
     
  5. smokinal

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

    Nice score!
     
  6. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    Good lookin smoker, great price.
     
  7. mrgriff

    mrgriff Newbie

    thanks all i do have pics. of the meat just need to upload and post it worked good just need to play with it a bit to get the temp. to hold.I have two vents on smoker box.

    If anyone has any suggestions or tips i would love to hear them.
     
  8. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice Find...
     
  9. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Please show us some pics of the mods you have done and we would have a better idea of what you are dealing with?  How are you monitoring your chamber temps?  I would recommend a couple of probes inside the smoker at meat level, as those two therms on there are placed so high that I doubt you will get correct readings.  Most would leave the chimney fully open and control the heat with the vents on the firebox and with the size of the fire.

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  10. mrgriff

    mrgriff Newbie

    [​IMG][​IMG]i built a box for the charcoal it sits low but i can raise it with a grate.Then i put a baffle by the box to push the heat down then sealed around door to make it more air tight seems to work.Hey Venture i see what your saying about the gauges.I am going to lower them to handle level and buy a probe type gauge.
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2011
  11. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I would leave the guages where they are and call them a lost cause.  Use the wired probes.  Also, extending the chimney down to grate level might help.  Then with some creative use of pans, you should get pretty even temps across the grate.  Lots of ways to skin those cats, tho.

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  12. alaskanbear

    alaskanbear Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Super score!!  Hard to find buys like that up here, besides the cast rion I just stole, I mean bought...lol

    Rich[​IMG]
     
  13. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    What a score, looking forward to seeing some meat. [​IMG]
     

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