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  1. floridarandy

    Times for Turkey Pieces Not Whole Bird

    Smokey Joe barrel smoker using lump charcoal & apple wood.  DW has requested two bone in turkey breasts (pre-split @ 3 lbs each) and 1/2 turkey bone-in split in half down the middle @ 6.5 lbs (breast, wing, and thigh).  I'm concerned that smaller individual pieces may cook faster than on whole...
  2. floridarandy

    Brisket Advice from First Timer

    I'm a newbie and after a couple of successful smokes I decided to try my first Brisket for Father's Day.  We had 9 over for dinner and to be save I also planned my first Boston Butt for "just in case" pulled pork since I'd heard it was virtually foolproof.  This would be the first overnighter or...
  3. floridarandy

    Help - Strange Temp Reading - Nearing End of Cook

    11 pounder on since 9 pm last nite.  Temp (Maverick 732) in thickest part of flat is 198, however, inserted in the side of the flat mid thickness its 171?  I don't want to dry out the thinner end, but how can temp here be less than nearer the point?  Probe meets resistance in the area of 171...
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    Fathers Day Smoke Help Please

    I need recommendations on cook times and IT's for a 12 lb brisket and 6 lb butt that will be served at 6pm EDT this Sunday (Fathers Day). Need to factor time for burnt end too. Using Oklahoma Joe offwet and pllan to fire with combination of Stubbs Natural briq's and Good One Lump. Also...
  5. floridarandy

    Managing Heat vs Smoke

    Ok, so I'm new and have only done a single smoke but it has already raised some questions... I understand the value and importance of low and slow heat.  I was able to control the OJ (16" Oklahoma Joe Classic) at 225-250 without a great deal of problem.  I used minion method that was about 2/3...
  6. floridarandy

    First Smoke....First Qview

    Well, the rehab'd Old School Oklahoma Joe is working on a Double Smoked Ham for Easter.  Here's the back story on the smoker: http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/120139/old-school-oklahoma-joe-begins-a-new-life#post_796350 And here's the start of my first Qview: Jeff's recipe and rub...
  7. floridarandy

    Old School Oklahoma Joe Begins a New Life

    Father-in-law found this old model 16" OJ in North Florida in an estate years ago.  It was in good shape when he got it but after a few Butts he left it to rust outside.  He delivered it a few weeks ago in a state of rust and we rehab'd it to live again.  Local sand blaster took it to bare metal...
  8. floridarandy

    Oklahoma Joe ET732 Probe Routing

    Greetings - newbie with old style 16" Oklahoma Joe I've just restored.  From jut a little reading here I've realized the importance of temp control...especially as I get used to smoking. I've seen many threads about eyelets for probes but none through the 1/4" steel of the OJ.  I can certainly...
  9. floridarandy

    Greetings from Sarasota

    floridarandy here saying hello from the jewel of Florida's west coast.  new to smoking but have enjoyed eating bbq for most of my 60 years! father-in-law just delivered the 16" Oklahoma Joe smoker he found in a garage sale years ago and never used.  after having it sandblasted to rid it of...
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