New Smoker?

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by okiefisher, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. I have the opportunity to buy this RF smoker for 300.00. The guy that owns it actually built it for himself then decided it was too big so he built a smaller one for himself.
    I have a question about it tho..
    The CC is 21" x 48" and the FB is 19" x 17". Is the FB big enough for the area of the CC? orca-image-1507514263559.jpg_1507514263608.jpeg received_2058455787716646.jpeg
  2. sonofasmoker

    sonofasmoker Smoke Blower

    Very cool, I like the crossing sign. Do you work for a RR?
  3. No! I used to.
  4. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    Looks like a good deal to me. I'd buy it. Firebox should be fine. How big it the opening between the FB and CC?
  5. troutman

    troutman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    My only observation is unless there is a reverse flow baffle, the chimney is on the wrong side of the SB.

    ****Scratch that, I just re-read your post and you did say RF smoker
  6. The opening between the FB and CC is 6" x 19". This smoker is all 1/4" plate except the RF baffle and it is 3/8"
  7. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'd ask to cook on it first. My first thought was the fb looks a little small.
  8. russmn

    russmn Smoking Fanatic

    Buy it right now! If it’s a 1/4 inch steel! The steel cost more then this and the way that sucker looks you can tell he knows a thing or two about welding!
  9. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    A 48" Lang has a 18x18 firebox, so the firebox size seems good. The opening seems decent sized also.

    I agree with russmn. The steel alone would set you back a lot more than $300.

    Even if you had to do a little modification, it's well worth it.
  10. Told him I want it and will come pick it up.
  11. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    Congrats. Post up some pics of your first cook. We like pics...
  12. I'll do it. Might smoke a Boston butt this weekend since the new grocery store here in town just ran a special on them last week for .98/lb + 10% and I bought several. The special this week was cryo-vaccumed whole ribeye steak (ribs removed) for 3.98/lb + 10%. Yes, I bought a couple of them, also. Pic of one! IMG_20171003_160856.jpg
  13. sonofasmoker

    sonofasmoker Smoke Blower

    Nice, worked for a short line corporation called Genesee and Wyoming for 5 years. Im a RR software provider for GE now.
  14. browneyesvictim

    browneyesvictim Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Swinging for the fence! Love it! You going to roast the whole ribeye or smoke steaks?
  15. Probably do both with the ribeye.
  16. I worked for KATY RR for 1 1/2 years before leaving and going to work as a firefighter and retired as a captain from the fire department after 25 years. Since I retired at 47 years old and I was a certified police officer because of the fire department I then went to work as a security supervisor for a large casino where I worked until being diagnosed with cancer last November. I had 6 months of chemo and am now in remission. Since the cancer diagnosis my wife and I eat almost all grilled or smoked food staying away from the fried stuff.
  17. sonofasmoker

    sonofasmoker Smoke Blower

    Well thank God for the remission and thank you for your service! They say God created Police Officers so Fireman could have heros :) (Used to be a cop too)
  18. Finally able to fire off the new smoker and love it. Used a chimney full of charcoal and 3 splits to bring it to temp then 3 splits about every 2 - 2 1/2 hours. Since I killed a deer last week I needed to make some freezer space and my co-workers had been telling me they were ready for some more BBQ so I fixed them up. I loaded the smoker with two pork butt's, 9 1/2 lb avg, 6 racks of ribs and 10 lbs of bologna. After the ribs and bologna were pulled I smoked a double recipe of Dutch's Wicked Baked Beans then took most of it to work today. Would like to have got some plated shots but everyone was digging in. I had several people ask what rub I use and several wanted the bean recipe so I guess everyone liked it. I know I was pleased with the way everything turned out. IMG_20171022_124012.jpg

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