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Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by RNMike, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. RNMike

    RNMike Newbie SMF Premier Member

    Hi friends,
    Just doing the initial burn in on my Rec Tec RT700 and I was wondering about some sort of gasket to seal the lid. Pros, cons, suggestions...Yes, I’m a total noob
    SonnyE likes this.
  2. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    A man's got to know his limitations...

    Hi Mike,
    Unless all the smoke in the chamber is going out a leak, it isn't that important to fuss over it.
    Every sm00ker I've ever had leaks some smoke. I don't care if it does. It has to have stale out and fresh in.
    Too often I see folks fussing over any leakage. It's no big deal.
    Adds to the ambiance of the yard party. Even if it is only you, yourself, and Mike out there.

    Now a septic tank, or a cesspool, those are things that you don't want their sweet aroma wafting around. :confused::rolleyes:

    Nice puppy in your Avatar...;)
    SecondHandSmoker likes this.
  3. SecondHandSmoker

    SecondHandSmoker Smoking Fanatic ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    What SonnyE said. You need some airflow in there.
  4. johnmeyer

    johnmeyer Master of the Pit

    You want smoke moving through the smoker, not just sitting in there getting stale.
  5. RNMike

    RNMike Newbie SMF Premier Member

    Thanks friends! So don’t “F” with it...got it. That’s Penelope in my avatar...no, you can’t eat her!
  6. smokininidaho

    smokininidaho Meat Mopper

  7. RNMike

    RNMike Newbie SMF Premier Member

    Thanks smokininidaho! We were visiting relatives in Nampa last week!
  8. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I wouldn't bother right away. Take it low and slow, like Bar-B-Que.
    Do some ques, drink a few brews, think about it.
    And of course, ask Penelope. She's as smart as any of us out here.

    I had a Sir Francis Bacon once. He was always ready for a good belly rub.
  9. RNMike

    RNMike Newbie SMF Premier Member

    SonnyE, best response yet! I will follow your advice. Doing some beef jerky & ribs tomorrow for the first smoke...I of course will be having a few cold frosty beverages I have Stone Go To IPA on tap right now.
    Penelope too loves a good belly rub