Just got a used Okla Joe Highland

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by jaminator, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. jaminator

    jaminator Newbie

    Got this for 100 bucks.  Is there anything i should do to "tune up" this thing?  Want to use it this weekend to burn some meat.  I realize its not real pretty but i am not really concerned about appearance.  I guess i could brillo the outside.   Someone told me to paint it but that doesnt sound like it would last once it heated up. 

    Do these things usually come with a grate in the firebox?

    Temp guage is fogged.   WOuld you guys buyt the stock replacement or go with some aftermarket unit?
  2. hardcookin

    hardcookin Master of the Pit

    Is that a Highland or a Longhorn?
    Any rate for 100 dollars you done good Thumbs Up
    I used a grate in my firebox which was approximately 3" off the bottom.
    I would clean it up, season it, and smoke with it as is and see how it performs.

    There are mods that some people do. But a good thing to do... is do a search on fire management. Fire management takes a slight learning curve.

    I no longer have that smoker so I can't help you with pictures.
    At one time Walmart carried replacement gauges.
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2016
  3. woodyussluce

    woodyussluce Newbie

    It looks like you got the older model with 1 piece FB which is supposed to be better from what I have read. Enjoy using it !

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