New to smoking Here !!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by bobxyz, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. bobxyz

    bobxyz Newbie


    My name is Bob from Agawam, Massachusetts a retired 25 year military vet and I am brand new to the world of smoking.

    I wanted to get my feet wet first so I am starting of on the lower end side of smokers first.

    I purchased a OK Joe's Highland on clearance at Walmart for $200.00.

    After researching I have done some modifications to it:

    Sealed firebox with fire barrier RTV

    Nomex tape around firebox door and cooking lid

    1/8" stainless steel diffuser plate at firebox opening

    1/8" stainless steel convection plate for the cooking area. (made a rail system to slide plates easier)

    I made a simple  charcoal basket out of expanded steel. 10x10x7

    I have 2 thermometers on their way to mount on both sides of the cooking lid

    I have only seasoned the grill so far

    I have reached a max temp of 340 degrees

    Was going today and seemed steady at 260 degrees with firebox vent opened 3/4 open (Outside air temperature was 40 degrees and very light breeze)

    I have 2 oven thermometers in inside and the firebox side is 5 degrees higher (I switched around thermometers to check accuracy also)

    I am looking forward to meeting you all and hope to learn as much as I can

    Last edited: Nov 22, 2015

Share This Page