Who built my Smoker?

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by craiger, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. craiger

    craiger Fire Starter

    A friend of mine had this smoker, and wasn't using it, so I made an offer and ended up with it.

    I need help identifying who made it. All it had on it was a D&D Farm and Ranch supply (they just retailed it).

    Anyhow, I need new handles on the vertical side so I wanted to contact the company. Any help is appreciated!

    Here's the pics:
     
  2. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Don't know who built it but it sure is a beauty.
    Don't know what you paid for it but I'm sure you ended up on the better side of that transaction [​IMG]
     
  3. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  4. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

  5. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It sure looks like a Horizon but I'd bet it was an OK Joe. It has the smaller wheels like the Joes had. Even so Horizon parts should fit just fine. Most of the Horizons I've seen in the pics have a name plate right up front also.

    If the retailer is still in business give them a call and find out for sure.
     
  6. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I agree, looks like an OK Joe to me also. Nice rig!
     
  7. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    It is an Oklahoma Joe, See pics below...
     
  8. txbbqman

    txbbqman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I agree, looks like an OK Joe
     
  9. bbq engineer

    bbq engineer Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  10. craiger

    craiger Fire Starter

    Thank you all for your help. I'm going with an Oklahoma Joe. As a Newbie, it's a pleasure to see the comraderie (sp) on this site. I probably won't post very often but I find this is the first place I go each morning. Everyone is so helpful. Thanks again. Merry Christmas!
     
  11. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    What's the back story on Oklahoma Joe Smokers?

    Seems well known, but when I google, I'm not finding much. Looks like Brinkmann and/or Horizon is manufacturing them now? Buy out or something?
     
  12. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I don't know a whole lot about them but Joe Davidson was the original owner of Oklahoma Joe smokers. Now his brother Rodger Davidson is making them with the Horizon name plate. He (Rodger) used to work for his brother at the original Ok Joe factory in Perry OK. before starting out on his own in August of 2002.
     
  13. bbqhead

    bbqhead Smoking Fanatic

    oklahoma joe, horizon should have parts.
     
  14. jdt

    jdt Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I thought this was a Joe's also but the pit in this picture is from a company called Lyfetime that knocked off the OK Joe's pits, its still 1/4 steel and a very good pit. Buzz went and looked at this pit but it was pretty rusty in the firebox and the guy wouldn't take a $600 offer as he was looking to get $1000
     
  15. billbo

    billbo Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice rig! Congrats on the purchase!
     
  16. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    nice grab!!!!!!
     
  17. geno

    geno Newbie

    I'm a newbie myself but from the looks of that smoker, the wheels and the stack it reminds me of an old Lyfe Tyme smoker. I looked hard at buying one about ten years ago and decided it simply would be to hard to control the temperature in it.

    *edit*

    I think the older ones only had one door on the horizontal.

    http://www.jacksonshg.com/grills/cha...me-smoker.html
     
  18. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ok I have been looking and I think I found it the one who built your smoker was the TIN MAN cause he wanted a sister.
     
  19. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That is the one he has whoever made it...[​IMG]
     
  20. cocobravo

    cocobravo Newbie

    I think that it wS built by Old Tyme smokers-at Uvalde,texas
     

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