New 'smoker' from Oklahoma

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by newton, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. My birthday earlier this week was my girlfriends excuse to buy a grill for the house we've lived in together since last fall.  I've been the 'grill master' in the house using a cast iron grill on the stove top for awhile.   In my previous life (married, divorced) I used a propane monster grill frequently in the warmer months.  My girlfriend is a trained chef, so I decided it would be fun to do more advanced outdoor cooking, so I suggested a smoker or combination smoker/grill would be good.  After some stocking issues at the local Wally world with the Brinkmann Smoke'n Grill,  I did some research and decided the Master Forge vertical charcoal from Lowes would be a good starter.   My girlfriend beat me to the store today and picked up the smoker and all of the accessories, lump charcoal, and a chicken stand.  The bullet is in the yard seasoning now and my girlfriend already has a couple of whole chickens in the fridge I can experiment on this weekend.   From what I can see on the cheap temp gauge and the smoke pouring out of every crack I need to do some work to make it easier to set and forget for lower and longer smoking.  I'll probably add a damper to the bottom air intake and seal up all of the gaps around the door and lid and in between the body cylinders.
  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hello Newton and [​IMG]to SMF -  sounds like you are getting a great start 
  3. Sounds like your ready to go ! Welcome! 
  4. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]  to SMF . You have come to the right place for smoking info. This site is loaded with great info just use the search bar at top of page to find what you are looking for. If you can't locate the answer just ask folks here are willing to share there knowledge. Check out  the 5 day e-course on smoking its chuck full of great info, and may help ya out. Smoking  5-Day e-Course  
  5. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    howdy okie brother [​IMG]
  6. Welcome and happy birthday....[​IMG]....You will be able to give your grill creations a real twist your wife being a trained chef....[​IMG]
  7. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

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    I thought I would come back with a little birthday pic for you Newton....[​IMG]
  9. [​IMG]  welcome and Happy Birthday!!!

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