Hello from California

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by jrbruin, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. jrbruin

    jrbruin Newbie

    Hey guys and girls,
    I've been lurking for a week or so, thought I'd introduce myself. Looks like there's not alot of west coasters on this site, but I suppose that's to be expected. California isn't exactly known for it's great Q, but hopefully I can at least put my own backyard on the map when it comes to good Q joints! [​IMG]

    Forgot to mention that I just got a brinkman snp pro last weekend from a coworker for free. He got a Traeger cuz it was too hard for him to control the heat on the snp. It's no wonder, there's so much of a gap in the cleanout door on the firebox and the lid of the firebox that there's no way to control the fire. I've done some flashing to seal off the gaps, but could probably use some more tips on sealing this thing up. I've heard of using wood-burning stove gasket, but where can I find that stuff? I've also done the other mods, like adding the flashing to the stack to bring it down to grill level and adding a heat sheild/baffle to even out the temps a bit more.

  2. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum. [​IMG]
  3. flagriller

    flagriller Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome, glad you found us. Loads of good info and great people.
  4. brennan

    brennan Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    hey there jrbruin welcome to the forums! Where in cali you at?

    I think any fireplace supply store should sell the gasket you are looking for, or maybe a barbeques galore if you can find one. for temp control you may want to make sure your thermometer is calibrated right, also you can add extra thermometers in the lid to take temps at grill level. There's a bunch of threads on how to do that.
  5. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hello fellow So. Cal. member, and welcome to the SMF. You'll have plenty of feedback here on mods, and also some great reading on other subjects. Have a good weekend.
  6. coleysmokinbbq

    coleysmokinbbq Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hi Jason!...Welcome to the SMF!...[​IMG] ...Glad to have you aboard!...
    You're gonna love it here...

    If you need further information of 'Baffle Plates' and 'Tuning Plates', take a look at Post #3 in This Thread...

    Information on other mods may be found in the Wood Smokers forum of the Smoking Supplies & Equipment section...

    Again...Welcome Aboard the SMF!...We're glad you joined our little family!...

    Until later...
  7. jrbruin

    jrbruin Newbie

    Thanks all, to answer your question Brennan, I'm from norcal (san jose area). Also, I'm a homebrewer, so I've got plenty of temperature measuring devices around :) I bought another digital therm yesterday though, so now I have two (one for the meat and another for the grill level temps).
  8. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF! Glad you joined us!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  9. welcome, i am in the process of using pressure pot gaskets to seal my gaps, i got it at the local ace....oh yeah, im from so cal.....we are getting strong in numbers here.
  10. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Welcome Jason -

    Our Home Depot and Lowes carries it here.
  11. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard Jason, glad you found us! There's lots of talent here to tap into, so don't be afraid to ask questions!

    Have fun!
  12. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    welcome to smf.
  13. johnd49455

    johnd49455 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF Family[​IMG]
  14. redbrinkman1955

    redbrinkman1955 Smoking Fanatic

    It great to have new people with the know how, siter in-law lives near L.A
    and when the wife and I go for a visit the first place I stop is the Getty
    What a great place. post a lot of pics
    Good Luck and Good Smoking
  15. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF, glad you stopped lurking [​IMG]

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