My new to me smoker

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by irishteabear, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Meet R2BQue. [​IMG] Dan and I went and looked at the smoker this morning. It's not a brinkmann, instead it's a United States Stove Co. lol Same setup. Inside diameter is 15 1/2". Got it for $30 [​IMG] Haven't fired it up yet, waiting for Dan to blow out the line first. Don't need any surprises. If it doesn't work, it'll be a charcoal smoker.


    Inside

    Taken apart

    Aluminum water pan

    Racks, maybe chrome

    There is a couple of holes in the bottom that are original and a small area all the way around the bottom that is open. All for airflow, right? The wood on the handles will be replaced as well as all the screws, some are rusting. We'll use stainless steel to replace them with.
     
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks good congrats!!
     
  3. joneser

    joneser Smoke Blower

    Nice looking little smoker, Dawn. Great score!
     
  4. flatbroke

    flatbroke Smoking Fanatic

    thats pretty cool. I have not seen any Gas ones that shape before
     
  5. fired up

    fired up Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Grats on your new smoker Dawn. Send qview asap.
     
  6. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    After taking a close look at the propane parts it looks like we might need to replace the burner, hose and regulator.[​IMG] Oh well, might have to try it out another day.
     
  7. txbbqman

    txbbqman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Congrats on a great find
     
  8. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You really won't know for sure till ya fire it up now will ya. [​IMG] Go for it, just keep the Fire Dept on stand by.
     
  9. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Wanna sell 'er? Man what a steal, that's gonna make a sweet 'lil smoker when she's up and running. Can't wait to see her maiden smoke. Nice score, Dawn!!!

    Happy smokin'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Eric
     
  10. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Really nice find, Dawn. Can't wait to see what's going in it for the inaugural smoke!
     
  11. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like you got a bargain
     
  12. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    R2 should cleanup nice for you, good find [​IMG].
     
  13. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice find Dawn! You should have it up and running shortly. Waiting to see what you break it in with.
     
  14. ol' smokey

    ol' smokey Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Nice find Dawn. Either way it works out Ithink you'll love it.
     
  15. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Look ta be a great find dawn! I see ya all got some trees an such in yer backyard, always like ta have some woods around.

    That should make a right fine smoker when ya geter all cleaned up!
     
  16. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looks like a great find stainless and all if the propane parts are history I'd make a watt burner out of it
     
  17. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I got an idear dawn! Ifin ya really can't save it, you an rich can get tagether an launch that puppy inta orbit!
     
  18. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    ROFL, now that's an idea, Tip! It would be a fitting end to R2.

    The burner is rusted out inside. [​IMG] We're going to check out Lowe's and HD and see what they have. If it costs too much, it'll be a charcoal smoker in no time. [​IMG]
     
  19. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Here is a pic of the rusty burner. Any suggestions on where to find a replacement for it?
     
  20. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dawn,

    Check out www.gassmoker.com

    Here is the page for the vertical smoker burners.

    http://www.gassmoker.com/v-burner.htm

    I have an H burner in my Smoke N Pit and I love it. If you have any questions about size etc, just call and talk to Ed.

    You could not ask for better customer service.

    Dave
     

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