1. Some of the links on this forum allow SMF, at no cost to you, to earn a small commission when you click through and make a purchase. Let me know if you have any questions about this.

Got a new toy today for my b-day

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by t-bone tim, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Okay gang,I couldn't wait any longer.....I just had to have a smoker to play with while I work on my homebuilt !
    I thought it would be good to show the wife aka sharon ,what I thought would be a nice toy for me to play with !! anyways she took the bait ....here it is ,it's a centro brand vertical electric,digital setting 100 to 275 degree max n min temps......whahoooooooooooooooo off to work tommorrow to order me a couple bellies to try my hand at bacon !! can't wait.[​IMG]
  2. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    congrats tim, let us know how it works
  3. dawgwhat

    dawgwhat Smoke Blower

    That's nice t-bone
    where did ya get that at and how much?
    I been eyeballing the master built one
    but I haven't pulled the trigger yet
  4. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey Dawg,this was purchased at Canadian Tire $ 228.00 can ,taxes in .I will post more on it after tryin my VERY FIRST SMOKE ever ,will post pics as well !
  5. t-bone,

    let me know how it works!
  6. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Legendary Pitmaster

  7. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Deejay ,just looking at the link you sent ,looks like all comments for centro bbq's ,I didn't notice any for smokers ,guess I'll just have to try it and post results ! thanks Tim.
  8. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Legendary Pitmaster

    Yeah Tim I noticed that too but I just got a bit worried about whether you'd be safe with this company is all - do be careful just in case okay? It does look nice.
  9. gofish

    gofish Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    That looks just like my MasterBuilt. You'll be thrilled with being able to set your temps right where you want them. If you find it is very similar to the MB check out Illini's post about how many chips to use and mod's ..... he is the resident MB guru. Great B-day present, now you owe her a great present for her next birthday/holiday!! Thats just how it works.........
  10. gofish

    gofish Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member


    I went back and looked at the web site ........ That thing looks too much like a Masterbuilt. I'd bet Masterbuilt sells/licenses to Centro and allows them to use the Centro name. I bet you'll be very satisfied.
  11. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    could be the canadian version of the same thing.... like the chevy chevette in usa and the pontiac acadian in canada...lol
  12. gofish

    gofish Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I learned to drive stick on my buddy's dad Chevette ........ what a hunk of **** ......... well, after I stripped his clutch![​IMG]
  13. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Enjoy your toy! Don't forget, we love pics of food pron!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  14. illini

    illini Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Happy Birthday T-Bone [​IMG]

    Can see that the name plate on the door says centro but it is a MES at heart!

    Be sure to cure it before that first smoke....heat it up to 225* or so and after an hour add some chips for a couple of hours and she should be ready to go....just put in 3 or 4 chips about every 30 minutes...don't overdo it or you will run the risk of creosote inside....I use marshmallow size chunks and that works good too....just enough at one time to be able to see a little blue smoke coming out the top vent....I do not wet the wood at all....

    Have fun and good luck!
  15. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Marvin ,will do just that ,and post porn as smoke sessions take place ![​IMG]
  16. I'm looking to buy the same one, let us know how it goes. Seems like it'd be real handy when smoking a lot of stuff.
  17. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nick ,I just seasoned it on Sunday ....jerky is in the cure monday at midnight ....to be done on Wednesday ....bacon in the cure on Monday to be done a week from Sunday !! my first 2 smokes ...will let everyone know how it goes and of course the porn to go with it !!! wish me luck and thanks to all who have replied and posted in this forum for me to read and take a chance out on the limb ( where the fruit is !! ) thanks again all.[​IMG]