First Smoke on Silver Smoker

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by lcruzen, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. lcruzen

    lcruzen Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm basically planning on using this as a wood smoker as I have a lot of oak and cherry on hand. Thus I quickly discovered the need to pre-burn the wood before it goes into the firebox. Was planning to do a couple of butts for some friends and family for dinner Saturday but the weather forecast called for rain and I'm not sure how I'm going to pre-burn the wood into coals without the rain putting my fire out. So the butts went into the GOSM @ 2:00AM Sat and turned out great but I had my heart set on using the new Charbroil Silver Smoker so I fired it up Sunday and did a meatloaf and a small pastrami.

    First an aerial view of the Silver Smoker and my wood burning set up.



    Got the temp up to 250o with TBS flowing and put the meat on.




    Took about 6 hours to get the meatloaf up to 165o but the pastrami took a few more hours.




    Both turned out pretty good. Silver Smoker held temp between 225o and 250o pretty well as I was able to do some other chores and then come back and add coals to the firebox and wood to the fire.




    All in all it worked out well. Got a few more mods to do to the smoker and need to tweak my pre-burn procedure a little to accommodate wet weather.
     
  2. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    looking good icky..........you have a hot air ballon to get that view up over head?
    hehehehe
     
  3. lcruzen

    lcruzen Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Just a lot of hot air.[​IMG]
     
  4. geob

    geob Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Makes my hungry how about you? Like the smoker.

    geob
     
  5. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks good.............Great shots................
     
  6. Looks great! I have the same smoker and am happy with it but will be even more happier once I get the mods completed this weekend.
     
  7. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good lookin smoke... kool overhead shots....

    love the pastrami!!
     

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