New member from Pace, FL

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by simondsjt, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. simondsjt

    simondsjt Fire Starter

    Hi, I'm Jason. I live in Pace, FL, just outside of Pensacola. I'm a newbie at smoking. I got a Brinkman Smoke N Pit from Walmart this past November and smoked a turkey, a brisket, and a pork butt for Thanksgiving. All of it turned out great but I haven't had a chance to use it since then.

    I've been reading about the various mods the past couple of days. This weekend I plan to mod mine with a baffle, and I plan to extend the chimney to the grate. I also need to put in some real thermometers because the one that came with it sucks. One of the mods that I don't quite understand is the charcoal basket. I'm not sure on the placement of it and I'm not quite sure how I'll make one. Also, its already rusting, so I'm going to look for some paint.

    Once I get the mods done this weekend, I'm going to get some Hickory and smoke next weekend for Daytona. I've been reading about fatties and ABT's and I'm itching to try them along with some ribs.

    Thanks for all the great info that I've read so far.

  2. homebrew & bbq

    homebrew & bbq Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to SMF! It sounds like you're all set to get rolling. Lots of folks here are ready and willing to share their experience, so don't be afraid to ask questions.
  3. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF, Jason!
    While i don't have that model, I surmise the charcoal basket helps the air flow and temp regulation of that unit. Seems most make them from that heavy gauge expanded metal grate stuff.

    Try these threads:

    Also, oiling the unit is an alternative to painting it. Seems Walking dude recently larded up his pit and put a nice oil finish on it.

    On edit: Search expired, here's the individual threads:
  4. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the smf. Lots of great info here and great poeple.

  5. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to smf!!!
  6. crockadale

    crockadale Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome aboard Jason, this Florida crowd is growing by the day.
  7. gramason

    gramason Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF. You can get some high temp grill paint to touch that up. Like Rich said, find some expanded metal, and make a basket. It helps keep a more even temp.Here is a pic of one.
  8. smokeys my pet

    smokeys my pet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Jason welcome to smf and mayall your smokes run thin and blue!!!!!!!!!!
  9. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum. [​IMG]
  10. charles1056

    charles1056 Meat Mopper

    Welcome to the SMF, Jason
  11. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome, I lived in Milton Fla back in the 70's (NAVY)
    Bought my first house there. Is there still a scratch ankle festival ?
  12. simondsjt

    simondsjt Fire Starter

    I've never heard of the scratch ankle festival.
  13. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Maybe ask some old timers. It was a festival remembering when people settled there and I guess there were alot of burrs about ankle high. thus scratch ankle. This was mid to late 70's
  14. jdfire40

    jdfire40 Fire Starter

    Welcome! I live about an hour east of you on I-10.
  15. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    got that right. Welcome aboard
  16. bwsmith_2000

    bwsmith_2000 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Greetings Jason and welcome to the SMF! I'm just down the road a little from you in south Walton County (Seagrove Beach). Hope to hear from you often.
  17. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF, and congrats on the new smoker. Looking forward to your Q Views, and the mod pics too!

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