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Recent content by sjturbo

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    Oklahoma Joe Longhorn Combo, Mod Questions!

    Not sure if yours is the CharBroil vintage but if so I don't know if the metal would stand up to welding.
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    Rib fail, Suggestions please.

    Update. My oven has been on the fritz so I worked on it and to test it I wrapped "rib failure" in foil, fired it to 350 for an hour. Put about a 1/2 cup of water in it too. That made all the difference. So here is my dilemma. I really was hoping to do them without wrapping. Can it be done? Will...
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    Rib fail, Suggestions please.

    More data: St. Louis style rack. CSM is a Chinese SJ Longhorn combo with some mods. Monitored grate temp with Mavrick 732. Never monitored or checked meat temp. Interestingly enough the stock thermom was very close.
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    Rib fail, Suggestions please.

    Thanks! So maybe the temp should be higher say between 225-240? and maybe 4-5 hours? But what about the shoe leather bark. Was that not cooked long enough?
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    Rib fail, Suggestions please.

    Second rib failure. Used a combo of kingsford brics and mesquite chunk. Trouble keeping heat under control at times. Generally was able to keep between 225 and 235.Total time approx. 4hrs in smoker. Used water pan. Sometimes dropped to 219 for very short periods. Great tasting bark, somewhat the...
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    Oklahoma Joe Longhorn Combo, Mod Questions!

    OK, I finally got out and measured the baffle's I use on the SJ Longhorn smoker side. Truth be told I have not been very successful with hot smoking. Ribs only and those needed finishing in the oven:( But cold smoked cheese is GREAT! The angled baffle is ~ 19" x 7 1/4". It is about 3" on the...
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    Grill Grates for Smokey Joe Longhorn Combo?

    I am considering getting some GrillGrates for my Longhorn Combo. The sizes offered will need some cutting but I wondered if anyone has tried them on the SM Longhorn Combo?
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    Oklahoma Joe Longhorn Combo, Mod Questions!

    Sorry I have not replied but I just got back to the forum. I will check tomorrow and maybe send a pic.
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    Charcoal Basket Question

    Thanks! I know when I go fishing I spend about $30/lb for them but that's because I usually go fishin, not catchin!. I do have a good supply of mesquite so we'll try that too. I will keep the stack open! Thanks for the wood source! BTW I found that the COS/Combo has a hidden benefit. I did some...
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    Charcoal Basket Question

    Thanks much for the responses! I tried some country ribs last night with mixed results. Followed Malcom Reed's lead with 1.5hrs at 275' and 1..5 covered to braise. Tasted great but dry and tough. I used one chimney of brics and added several lumps of mesquite. I had trouble getting to and...
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    Charcoal Basket Question

    My son welded a charcoal basket (14x12x6), for my OK Joe Combo and I could use some help from those more experienced than me. I would like to use a combination of brics and lump. My thought is to fire up a chimney of the brics, dump in the basket and add unlit lump to fill the basket on top.  Or...
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    Oklahoma Joe Longhorn Combo, Mod Questions!

    Well, just goes to show that when you least expect it, something good happens!  Just a bit of an update: First smoke was actually ribs. Had some trouble maintaining 225. I wanted to hover around 235 and I did add additional charcoal but to late so temp went down for about 15 minutes to about...
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    Need advice for cold smoking with OK Joe and AMAZN Tube Smoker

    Update! The temp got a bit warm so the cheese drooped a bit! Did one block of cheddar and one block of pepper jack. After two hours I pulled the cheese, wiped oil off, wrapped and put the cheese in the fridge! Waited a few (really long) hours and then tried it. Gooood! Well worth the time. The...
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    Need advice for cold smoking with OK Joe and AMAZN Tube Smoker

    Thanks very much for the response dirtsailor! I wasn't sure if everyone was waiting for me to figure this out on my own or if everyone was out tending there smoker. Everything seemed like it should work so I went to the simplest thing I could do, Microwave the pellets. Since it is monsoon season...
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    Need advice for cold smoking with OK Joe and AMAZN Tube Smoker

    I should have listened but I had to get one anyway. Todd said I would have trouble keeping the Tube Smoker going in an offset smoker but I thought I would try one anyway. Well here I am red faced looking for advice from anyone that has also tried this but was inventive enough to overcome the...
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