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Recent content by kevin james

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    Offset Smoker dilemma 48x20, or 48x24?

    Thanks everyone. The wait time is 8-10 weeks so I should have it around the beginning of May. I spoke to Ken last night and he told me he did not want to push me in one direction or another, but he told me again that as long as my measurements are correct, he is positive he can get either one...
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    Offset Smoker dilemma 48x20, or 48x24?

    For better or worse... it's done. The order has been placed for the 48x24 :emoji_metal: Thanks for all the help everyone!
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    Offset Smoker dilemma 48x20, or 48x24?

    It's really both.... an extremely heavy object (but on casters) that needs to be moved through a very narrow passage. It's kind of hard to tell from the photo, but there is also a 1.5 foot retaining wall on the other side of that stucco post because my neighbors property is on a higher ground...
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    Offset Smoker dilemma 48x20, or 48x24?

    No, because Ken is telling me he can get either one into the backyard. My concern is later on down the road when I need to move it myself to have concrete work done. Not sure how difficult that will be. And I'm not sue my neighbor would be ok with taking the fence down temporarily anyways. I...
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    Offset Smoker dilemma 48x20, or 48x24?

    I've been researching offset smokers over the last couple months, and while I was about to settle for an Oklahoma Joe Highland, or an Old Country Pecos due to some issues with my yard, I knew I would never be happy with either for very long and I finally talked myself into just going for what I...
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    Need some brisket help, not happy with how it's turning out.

    No I get it, and I do appreciate the advise. Sorry if I sounded like a d*ck, it wasn't my intent. Truth be told I've just been a little on edge lately thanks to some BS at work that has me working 12 hour days. I get my briskets from Costco and will usually look for the smallest one they have...
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    Need some brisket help, not happy with how it's turning out.

    You do realize I'm talking about the ambient probe for the pit temp right? The meat probe is in the thickest part of the flat. The probe for the pit temp is is held in place by a clip that holds it maybe half an inch off the grate itself. In a perfect world, you would clip it to the top of the...
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    Need some brisket help, not happy with how it's turning out.

    I'm attaching the probe clip to the exact center of the top grate, but since the brisket is sitting on the center of the grate, the clip is attached to the under side of the grate.
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    Need some brisket help, not happy with how it's turning out.

    Hey everyone. Sorry I disappeared for a while, work has me ridiculously busy and it's been difficult to get back to the forum. I greatly appreciate all the advise. My next attempt, I will try a few things different. I will try not injecting, I may bump the pit temp up to 300 to speed the cook a...
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    Need some brisket help, not happy with how it's turning out.

    Sorry, I should have mentioned, I'm using a Fireboard with ambient probe to measure grate temp. I have checked the Fireboard's temps against a couple other devices and all are within a couple degrees so I am confident the Fireboard is accurate. I am clipping the probe clip under the grate dead...
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    Need some brisket help, not happy with how it's turning out.

    I wish I could say I was just being too hard on myself, and I do tend to do that, but that's not it with this. The point literally shreds when I cut it, and i should specify, that since the grain runs the other direction on the point, I am turning it and cutting against the grain. I guess next...
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    Need some brisket help, not happy with how it's turning out.

    As the title suggests, I need some help with my brisket which I'm not really happy with how it's turning out. With most things I like to figure it out myself through trial and error because I feel like it's more rewarding when you finally get it right, but with how expensive brisket is, I feel...
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    Need advise on an Oklahoma Joe's Highland for a first offset smoker

    So things just got interesting. I heard back from Old Country BBQ Pits who manufactures the Pecos. There's good news and there's bad news. The good news is that they can sell me a Pecos directly and the price is the same, $400. The bad news is it would also cost another $400 for them to ship it...
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    Need advise on an Oklahoma Joe's Highland for a first offset smoker

    Nice! I actually already own a Fireboard, and I recently bought the drive kit for it and a BBQ Guru Pit Viper fan to use with my WSM 22 (I haven't set it up yet though). I would just need to get the adapter for the Highland and I would have the exact same set up. So are you able to dial in and...
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    Need advise on an Oklahoma Joe's Highland for a first offset smoker

    No, All of my family is here in California, so that's not an option unfortunately.
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