Aaron from Templeon, CA

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by the smokewagon, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Hey folks, found this site last week and its such a relief to finally have a place to go for advice and suggestions on smoking meat.  Growing up, my dad had a few restaurants that all had large commercial smokers in them and all the meat was smoked.  I am 26 years old and about 6 months ago I bought one of his old smokers from the guy that bought it from him.  I rebuilt it, and put it on a trailer.  It is the oyler pit,http://www.jrmanufacturing.com/oyler.html, it holds a lot of meat and does amazing things with whatever i throw into it while there's a fire going.  Of course, the one I bought is before all of the electrically controlled elements were incorporated so I have a few more variabilities than the website shows.  Now I am trying to get good using what I have and find consistency in what I am doing to have a consistent product.  Anyways, before I keep rambling, very glad to have found this site and look forward to learning from all of the people here.  Thanks for having me.
  2. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  3. raymo76

    raymo76 Smoking Fanatic

    Wow that's a mammoth sized cooker!
  4. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That is one bad boy cooker for sure
  5. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Cool,and one you Dad had,extra cool[​IMG]

    [​IMG]  to the SMF,and......
  6. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Anxious to see it n action

  7. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard, Aaron!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  8. [​IMG]  Glad to have you with us.

    That is one awesome cooker. I absolutely prefer to cook on a rottisserie.

    It does something different to the meat as it passes through the different temperature zones in the cooker.
  9. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

  10. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hey Aaron,

    Welcome to SMF, that's quite a smoker, I would love to see a photo of it on the trailer.

    What ya gonna do with it, haul it down to SLO for Thursday Night Farmers Market?

    What were the names of your father's restaurants, I might have eaten in them

    Templeton..., small world huh, I used to have 10 acres out on Hord Valley Road, sold that and moved to Atascadero, is the Iron Horse still open, man they had some good food back in those days, ...as you can see I'm a long way from SLO county now (couldn't stand the fog).  LOL

    Whatever you do enjoy your smoking experience and be sure and post lots of Q-view pics,

    Last edited: Oct 26, 2011
  11. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Guest

    Welcome to SMF:welcome1:
  12. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

  13. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]    Glad to have you with us!

    Awewsome smoker!

    Can't wait to see it in action!
  14. Wow, sure is a small world.  Havent quite decided what im going to do with it.  So many options... My dad had Woody's BBQ.  There were two in Santa Barbara and one in Fresno.  He has sold them since but one is still in business with a new owner.  I dont think the Iron Horse is still around.  And the fog, i know what you mean, the weather is just horrible here, haha.  I will post pics soon.  Take care.
  15. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great smoker Smokewagon

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