Hello from Connecticut

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by neens, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. neens

    neens Smoke Blower

    Hey all you can all call me Neens pretty much everyone I know does anyway. Until last week I was using a brinkmann smoke n pit which I got last year. I’m guessing it wasn’t designed for a marathon smoke of two full pork shoulders in 8* weather and wind gusts reaching up to 25 mph seeing as it failed catastrophically. Right now I’m looking into getting either a 20x36 Klose Heavy Duty Pipe Smoker or a 24x36 Ultimate Smoker Pit from Pitts and Spitts. Any input on those from people with experience or a suggestion from something different would be welcomed.

    I would say that I am still very much in a learning phase of my pitt career. Only been doing it for a little over a year now but I do enjoy it very much, its dam hard to find any good smoked meat up here.
     
  2. gramason

    gramason Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF, might try building a wind break, I have one along with some other folks on here, and it helps out great with holding a steady temp.
     
  3. crockadale

    crockadale Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome aboard neens, I don't have any first hand knowledge of the cooker you mentioned but someone will.
     
  4. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF Neens!!
     
  5. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum! There are a lot of folks here that use the ECB with good results. Under the conditions you describe, success is questionable without a good windbreak and lots of patience.[​IMG] Keith
     
  6. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF Neens! Have you done any mods to the Brinkmann? A tuning plate will help. And last weekend I used a Brinkmann and kept it at 225-ish with a welding blanket over the smoking chamber. Also, windbreaks are mandatory 'round here.
     
  7. bigronhuntalot

    bigronhuntalot Fire Starter

    Welcome to SMF.[​IMG]
     
  8. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF, a place where friendly folks gather to share good times. Hope you find the smoker that will fit your needs... good smokin'.
     
  9. neens

    neens Smoke Blower

    I had made no mods to the Brinkmann. During the summer months it worked well with the exception of temp closer to the firebox being around 260* while the temp at the other end of the cooking chamber being around 200*, luckily I had an industrial temp probe from the ovens at work so I could keep a close eye on it. Rotating the meat solved that problem. I didn’t really use a wing break either but it was a light enough unit that I could move it around to better cover depending on the direction of the wind. The failure I was talking about was part of the fire box distorted and semi collapsed



    This might not be the right place for this but is there anyway I can get the fourm to display the first post of each thread first then all others in a descending order instead of the first post last then all others ascending?
     
  10. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the site........Lots of great info here........And great people too......
     
  11. jfish63

    jfish63 Newbie

    If you are thinking about a klose consider a gator also. they are both rumored to be great pits.
     

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