Summers sort

Discussion in 'UK Smokers' started by singinggardener, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. Hi all,

    Smoking has got me and we've invested in such below. I've started reading online etc but any tips or advice greatly recieved.
  2. osprey2

    osprey2 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Never used one, looks a nice bit of kit. I hope you have great smoking sessions with it.

    Last edited: Mar 29, 2015
  3. jockaneezer

    jockaneezer Meat Mopper

    You Fool, you've bought a left handed model, hope you got a discount [​IMG]
  4. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You've got a bloody Yank in your group now. I joined to reply: look up "charcoal basket" in the Search. It's much better than the plain original wire rack in the firebox.

    The cooking chamber will be much hotter at the fire end, so plan for that or else install a baffle to carry heat across the chamber (see "tuning plate").

  5. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Once you get used to the temperature management you should be able to do some good hot and cold smoking in that. As BlueWhisper says, look on here for the mods that will make your life easier.

    One I will suggest is sealing round the doors with some stove glass sealing tape.

    It looks as if the firebox vent is above the cooking grate so you will probably need to make some kind of baffle to direct the heat downwards and underneath.
  6. STOP IT GRAEME!  Your gonna scare the guy away( it was funny though )!  [​IMG]

    [​IMG]   I warned ya SG.  Just a matter of time before that 5m custom built trailer mounted reverse flow smoker is sitting on your drive!

    I sent you some ideas.  I used an offset for years and I know Wade has at least one.  If we can be of any more help just give us a shout.  Keep Smokin!

    Last edited: Mar 31, 2015
  7. Cheers all for your comments, i found some other posts regarding this so just doing my research :)
    Happy smokin
  8. Question regarding this smoker lol.
    So it has a basic temp gauge and i have been given a maverick temp gauge. Built in says one and the other says another. Normally 50-100 degrees different as inthe electric being lower. Which is right???

    Happy smokin
  9. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Trust the maverick. Or you can test it with boiling water. 212 F at sea level give or take a couple of degree's for barometric pressure.
  10. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    The factory gauges that come on all smokers are highly suspect. More for decoration than function.
  11. Thank you, what do you mean by sea level. Probably a silly question but hey ho lol
  12. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    As you go up in altitude the boiling point of water will decrease due to the reducing atmospheric pressure. Water boils at 100 C at sea level however at, say, 2000 feet above it will boil at 97.8 F. As boiling water is a good constant it is often used to check the accuracy of the upper range of our thermometers. The other end is calibrated in ice water which will be at 0 C. 

    To check the temperature that water boils where you live you need to know how far above sea level you are. This is easily done with some satnavs, a mobile phone with GPS or by looking on an OS map. For most of East Sussex will be between 99 and 100 C.

    Get your water boiling and then put in the probe. There may be slight deviations depending on the outside weather but it will be accurate enough.

    To see at what temperature water will boil at your altitude you can find the details here
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2015
  13. Wow you learn somethink new everyday. Thank you all.
    Happy smokin
  14. smokewood

    smokewood Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    That explains why I always get my brew quicker when I am flying!  [​IMG]
  15. smokewood

    smokewood Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Congrats on your new upgrade,  I have the Brinkmann right handed model 

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