Just Getting Started in Denver

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by bbud55, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. bbud55

    bbud55 Newbie

    Hello out there! I joined up last fall but haven't been on since then. I have to say that there is an amazing amount of experience out there and I appreciate everyone's willingness to share. These are the kinds of forums that make it a joy to have a hobby and enjoy with others.

    Now, to my setup. I am going the route alot of people probably do. I scored a Brinkman Square Vertical on craigslist with a large bag of chunk charcoal and a good size bag of hickory chunks. All for $40. Not a bad start.

    I, again like alot of people, was very excited to get started. I threw 2 chickens in, hot charcoal, water and wood. Sat back and waited expectantly. And waited. Never did get it up higher than 200 degrees. Cooked those things for 6 hours, called it good and tore into them. Well, no one got sick or died so I'm calling it a success but after reading all the posts in here about this type of smoker, I have made modifications.

    Sealed the door with an oven door seal, added a square grill wok to hold the charcoal and have a Maverick ET-73 on the way.

    A 6 lb. brisket is waiting in the fridge for my attention. Now all I need is time. Thanks for all the info so far. Wish me luck!
  2. bigsteve

    bigsteve Master of the Pit

    Good luck Bud, and welcome aboard.
  3. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Good luck Bud! Glad you got a great deal on a smoker and decided to come on back.
    How are the mods working out for you so far? Would love to see some pics of the smoker, and of course the brisket once you do it.
    Good luck, and happy smokes.
  4. azrocker

    azrocker Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Great deal on that smoker. I got mine on craigs and have never looked back. Welcome!
  5. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. Don't forget the pics when you get that brisket started.
  6. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    nice start & great buy on smoker keep us up to date on your smokes as we really like qviews.
  7. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
  8. ol' smokey

    ol' smokey Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF
  9. bbud55

    bbud55 Newbie

    Thanks for the welcome, everyone. I'll be sure to get some pics up and give a review of the mods when I fire it up in a few days.
  10. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF....good ta have ya here!
  11. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hello Bbud. Nice to meet ya! Great deal on the smoker, sounds like your good to go. Good luck and happy smokin'.

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