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Recent content by Sunlovers2

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    Old Country BBQ Pits Wrangler Owners Thread

    Yep, using a wireless thermometer for both the meat internal temperature, and the cook chamber at grate level. :emoji_thumbsup:
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    Old Country BBQ Pits Wrangler Owners Thread

    This is great information, and very enlightening, thank you. It makes me less worried about the temperature swings I'm getting with my smoker. I just need to reduce the magnitude of temperature change, and practice getting the swings to Center around my target temperature. Much Appreciated...
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    Old Country BBQ Pits Wrangler Owners Thread

    True, that is exactly the reason that I pre-heat my splits. So that they do ignite quickly and don't produce Bad Smoke waiting for secondary ignition. I get my Post Oak splits by the 1/2 cord, from a local supplier, instead of in bags from a Big-Box store or Academy, so I do not think they are...
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    Old Country BBQ Pits Wrangler Owners Thread

    Thank you Smokin Okie. I have been successfully smoking meats for nearly two decades in several styles of Coal-Fired Vertical Water Smokers, using wood chips to provide my smoke. This Old Country BBQ Pits - Wrangler is my first venture into a true Offset Stick Burner. The vertical smokers were...
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    Old Country BBQ Pits Wrangler Owners Thread

    Hey, no problems Displaced Texan. Any advice from an experienced pit master is good advice in my book. The way I see it is, I just need to put it into perspective, along with the other advice being offered, and see what works best for my own situation. Take care Sir, and hope your smoking...
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    Old Country BBQ Pits Wrangler Owners Thread

    Much appreciated Smokin Okie. Yeah... I get my Post Oak wood from the supplier in the 16-18 inch lengths. They are normally either whole logs, split in half, or split in quarters, depending on the initial diameter of the log. I then split them again in an attempt to reduce their overall volume...
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    Old Country BBQ Pits Wrangler Owners Thread

    Thanks Displaced Texan. Were you maybe referring to using a Coal-Basket, as mentioned by Acts7Seven, in order to keep the fire away from the fire box walls? I don't currently have a Coal-Basket, and wanted to make room inside of the fire box for pre-heating my next split. That is why I am...
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    Old Country BBQ Pits Wrangler Owners Thread

    Thank you Acts7Seven. Can you please help me to understand how the charcoal basket would eliminate the temperature swings I'm experiencing when adding a new wood split?
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    Old Country BBQ Pits Wrangler Owners Thread

    Thanks Displaced Texan. I am not sure I understand the phrase "move the fire away from the firebox"? Can you elaborate please?
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    Old Country BBQ Pits Wrangler Owners Thread

    Thank you Conrad. So, how do You keep your cook chamber temperature under control, and at 250°? As I mentioned, my temperature climbes 30-40 degrees every time I add a split. How do you recommend that I best maintain my Wrangler at 250°? Do I just need to Accept the 30-40 degree swings, or...
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    Old Country BBQ Pits Wrangler Owners Thread

    Hello fellow Wrangler owners. I recently purchased my Wrangler and I'm having real difficulties keeping the cook chamber temperature under control. I run with the exhaust vent fully open and the fire box vent half closed. My fuel is Double split post oak, about 16-18 inches long. Not too big...
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    Old Country BBQ Pits Wrangler Owners Thread

    Welcome new OCB Pits Wrangler owner! I am sure others will gladly chime in here... But to my limited knowledge... The Best way to keep the fire box from rusting away, is to thoroughly Clean Out the Ashes as soon as you can after each cook! If those Ashes remain in there and accumulate any...
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    Old Country BBQ Pits Wrangler Owners Thread

    Thank you for the detailed explanation Conrad. I just purchased 1/2 Cord of Post Oak as my smoking wood. Per the infamous 'Sir Franklin', that is what we should be using here in Central Texas. Oh, your back yard view is AWESOME! In what part of this Great USA are you currently residing? I also...
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    Old Country BBQ Pits Wrangler Owners Thread

    Great information ConrodM! The photos are helpful too, thank you for sharing. :emoji_wink: I'll have to check my local Big-Box store for expanded metal sheets and the moisture meter. What size splits do you use (I have been re-splitting mine down once or twice, trying to keep them on the...
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    Old Country BBQ Pits Wrangler Owners Thread

    Nice & easy coal basket design. So that just sits on the bottom of the fire box, or do you prop it up some how? I would think the sloped sides help to keep the splits sitting directly over the coal bed? Also does that open end of the basket face the fire box door to make it easier to add new...
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