Old Smokey #22

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by nepas, May 5, 2013.

  1. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I traded some smoked goods for a new Old Smokey #22 charcoal. It should be here soon.

    This is what it looks like. I got the opt extended legs also.

    (not mine)

     
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good deal.....  I just looked them up....  60 years in business and still making and selling parts at a fair price....  

    Gotta love them Texans...   [​IMG]  ...  Now  for  the review.....    [​IMG]  ...
     
  3. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    That looks great!  And it's just the right size for travelin'...

    Red
     
  4. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Review will be later in the month. My friend from Texas will be hand delivering it to me on the 24th. I have an Old Smoky electric i aint never used yet.

    My Old Smoky electric

     
    Last edited: May 7, 2013
  5. dandiele

    dandiele Fire Starter

    I debated on getting one of the electrics locally but was turned off by the fact you have to put this absorbent stuff in the bottom to collect drippings and I had read that since they are sealed with no air flow the meat kind of got an odd taste. Im interested in the review of the charcoal one, didnt know they made those. I got a WSM instead though and I am in love with it.
     
  6. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thats why i have an extra lid with adjust vent on it. You can use plain old clay cat litter or sand in the bottom.
     
  7. dandiele

    dandiele Fire Starter

    Ah good point, the one I saw at the store here didnt have a vent, how ever there wont be any air "flow" cause there is no bottom vent, well at least on the electric. I assume the charcoal one would have to have 2 vents. in flow and out flow?

    Honestly I was mostly turned off by the smell of the one at the store that they used for demos sometimes. just smelled funky to me. maybe the clay needed replaced I dunno.
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2013
  8. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Old Smokey smokers have been around since 1923 the 1st original UDS. Still in original spot in Houston TX.

    Old Smokey electric. Charcoal #14, 18 and 22
     
  9. dandiele

    dandiele Fire Starter

    Im very excited to see how the charcoal version works, I never noticed they had a charcoal version when I was looking at them before I got my WSM but MAN the price is right, and I need a small one for traveling, Its a challenge fitting my 18" WSM into a mustang gt.....
     
  10. dandiele

    dandiele Fire Starter

    Hey im curious were you got the lid with the adjust vent, the lids on the site dont look like they have that vent but you cant really see the top very well. is that a custom made part? the charcoal ones from what I see have a sliding type vent not the damper with the 3 holes like a weber. I may get a charcoal one.
     
  11. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I bought an extra and used an old Bradley smoker vent i had.
     
  12. dandiele

    dandiele Fire Starter

    I see, well I just ordered a #18...darn you guys lol! I think it will be great for the times I just wanna grill some burgers or a steak, even though I can use the WSM for that. Its not exactly designed for that and I think i screwed up my temp guage using it for that. Weber replaced it though cause they said they advertise that you can use it as a grill without the middle section....

    Has anyone been able to find any reviews or useful info on the old smokey charcoals? I am not finding much online as far as actual use reviews, and just a few youtube videos.
     
  13. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Look at some of the web site that sell them, users leave reviews.

    http://bbq.about.com/od/charcoalgrillreviews/gr/Old-Smokey-22-Charcoal-Grill.htm

    My #22 will be here on friday
     
  14. dandiele

    dandiele Fire Starter

  15. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Friend of mine lives close to the Old Smokey plant and went there to get mine, He bringing to the bbq this weekend for me.
     
  16. dandiele

    dandiele Fire Starter

    oh thats cool, I got the legs the thermometer and the big wire brush for the heck of it. 21 bucks for shipping, a little steep but it says on there site they refund the difference if it ships for less....we will see about that...
     
  17. I've had my 18 for about 8 years now.  Shipped it to The U.K. caus I couldn't find anything like it here back then.  Shipping cost more than the grill.  Used one back in Tx. for years.  Dad still has the 18 and 22.  You are going to be surprised.  For what it is and the price, it does pretty well.  Looks and feels cheap and nasty and "it can't work or last" but it does.  Even do flats in mine when camping.  Have fed 6 adults brisket and baked potatoes when camping.  You won't be disappointed.  Just clean the ash from the bottom and don't let the ash get wet.  The acid in it well eat the thin outer shell quickly.  They do last well if you do that.  Have fun.  Keep Smokin!
     
  18. Made in desperation while on a camping trip, an ESSENTIAL Old Smokey accessory.  Make yourself a pair and put em in your camping gear.

     
  19. norfolksmoker

    norfolksmoker Newbie

    Hello old smoky owners; I just used my 18" today its fantastic. I did a beer butt chicken turned out great. Best grill for its price.......:):):):):)
     
  20. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Got my Old Smokey charcoal #22 put together, seasoned and cooking this weekend





     

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