Another newbi joins the ranks

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by jackm52, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. jackm52

    jackm52 Newbie

    My name is Jack and I am just gettin started smokin.
    Found an old Masterbroil 7 in 1 propane smoker in the girlfriends garage, got it out, cleaned her up, (the smoker not the girlfriend) and tried a few pieces of italian saug as a test. For not knowing what the h-ll I was doing it came out pretty good. Found this site, started reading threads, got the e-newletters and can't wait for the next smoke.
    Have a few questions if you will.
    Is the masterbroil worth fixin up or should I just get another unit.
    Was looking at the CharBroil Silver. to start with.
    Having a hard time finding 15 1/2 in cooking grates for the masterbroil also need to get some new water/wood pans (15 in) old ones were burnt through. Any help would be greatly apprec. Called Masterbroil and they were no help as the unit is no longer sold.
    Thanks for sharing and helping the new guys and others not as experienced,looking forward to many nites of reading and days of smokin.
    Live in the Trenton NJ area.
    Happy smokin
  2. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    welcome.............lots of good info here............

    make sure you sign up for Jeff's free e-course...........

    and don't be afraid to ask ANY question.......nothing it too silly to me........hehehe

  3. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF Jack![​IMG]
    I'm not familiar with the masterbroil, but I know someone who is,.. will be along shortly. Lots of helpful folks here.
  4. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    duh.........guess i didn't answer your question...........

    but cowgirl is correct..........someone will be by............

    but once again........welcome

  5. wvsmokeman

    wvsmokeman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF Jack! Do you mean Masterbuilt 7 in 1? I've never heard of a Masterbroil 7 in 1. If so, they still make them ( so parts should be available. I cut my teeth on one and it was a great little unit. I switched to the GOSM 3405BGW for the bigger size. Depending on the cost of parts, you may be better off just getting a new unit. Hope this helps.
  6. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Welcome Jack -

    I've never held of Masterbroil either. MAybe one of the other brands have them sush as brinkmann, chargrill etc.
  7. hey, welcome to SMF. I'm a newbie here too and I have learned a lot in just a few days. It is pretty exciting.
  8. jackm52

    jackm52 Newbie

    Thanks to all who read and answered, I did make a mistake, the smoker was a masterbuilt, manufactured a few years ago.
    gf found the book, we called but the model is now longer manuf.
    Was wondering if the grates and pans would be the same as the new units. Will have to call them back and find out. They didn't seem to be very friendly.
    Has anyone used the CharBroil silver. Would be interested in finding out their opinion.
    Got to run for now.
    Thanks again for your help.
  9. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    If it ain't rusted out, consider fabbing some new grills and the biggie. Guess I don't know the size/model but any ole steel skillet would be a fine water pan. Heck, mount some angle steel in the thing to accomodate available grate sizes.

    On edit: Oh, and welcome! heh...sheesh... what a bonehead I am.
  10. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF! Glad you found us!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  11. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF Jack!

    That old smoker needs to be saved... especially since it showed you it can still do the job. You can use about anything that will fit as a water pan and smoke box... don't have to be original. As far as the grates go, are they just rusty? If so, sand them the best you can and clean them, then prep them with evoo or Pam and fire up the smoker to season them. They'll be fine...

    Good luck!
  12. wavector

    wavector Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to the forum.

    I believe Academy Sports sells a round replacement grates that measures 15 1/2". I bought three for my Brinkmann and I believe those are the measurements. They are 15 1/2" I just measured one.
  13. deer meat

    deer meat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF Jack, glad to have ya here.[​IMG]
  14. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    welcometo smf. there's a few silver smoker oqwners areoundhere & w/ a couplemods they seem to work well,but you will be tending a fire so thats up to you if you want the extra labor.
  15. monstah

    monstah Meat Mopper

    Welcome! You're definitely in the right place! Enjoy your new obsession!
  16. jts70

    jts70 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard! How about posting som pics of that beast?
  17. dejacks

    dejacks Fire Starter

    Welcome to the SMF Jack! Won't be long before your fully addicted to the smoke! Lots of great info and people here!
  18. ba_loko

    ba_loko Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hiya, Jack. Welcome to the forum. We're glad you're here!
  19. moltenone

    moltenone Smoking Fanatic

    Jack welcome to SMF,if you have a home depot where you live check out there grilling section,they have a vast assortment of grate's,all sizes.

    good luck

  20. johnd49455

    johnd49455 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF Family[​IMG]

    I have a Masterbuilt 7-in-1 that I bought back in '96 & have never used it for smoking. I bought the Chargriller for a grill a couple years ago & a year later added the SFB when I started to get more & more into low & slow. It wasn't until earlier this year when I found the SMF that I remembered buying the 7-in-1. I dug into the back of the shed & found it. The water pan, having never been used, was in good shape but the wood pan was nothing more than a pile of rust. I got out an old pizza pat that works great for a replacement wood pan. I just haven't gotten up the nerve to try the thing yet. I am to comfortable with the Chargriller.

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