My New Smoker

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by sgtmonte, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. sgtmonte

    sgtmonte Fire Starter

    So I just picked up this smoker from craigslist.  This thing is HEAVY DUTY.  The cook chamber is 1/4" and the firebox is 1/2" steel.  I can't wait to fire this thing up.  I've been using an MES 40 and I'm ready to start working with a stick burner.

    Firebox is on the back and centered with a sweet baffle in the cook chamber.

    It's previous owner used it for competitions all last year so it's seasoned quite nicely. 

    I'll post some pics of my first burn and the first time I cook with it.  CAN'T WAIT!!!
  2. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Congrats, sgtmonte!  That's quite a pit...looks like you made a great find. 
  3. lu1847

    lu1847 Smoking Fanatic

    Looks like a great rig. Never seen a set up like that before. Looking forward to hearing how it runs. Nice pickup. Can I ask $.
  4. sgtmonte

    sgtmonte Fire Starter

    Did my first cook on the new smoker.  I'm thinking of calling her 'Lil Smokey' because that's what it looks like [​IMG]

    Got her all warmed up and ready for the meat.

    Got some nice TBS.

    Using Royal Oak lump charcoal.  I only had wood chips, so I soaked them and would throw in a handfull every 30 mins or so.

    Even 1/8" difference would make a 10 degree difference in the cook chamber

    Two Pork picnic shoulders ready to go on.  I rubbed with EVOO and put on my own pork rub.

    Two slabs of spareribs ready to go on.  Again with the EVOO but I used Jeff's rub on these.

    All of the meat on the gill.  Made some ABT's as well.

    ABT's are done and half gone at this point.

    Shoulders hit 165 and got put in a pan with some apple juice until they hit 205 internal temp.

    Part two of the 3, 2, 1 method on the ribs.

    Slathered the corn with butter, sprinkled some salt and seasoned salt on them.

    Had ribs, corn on the cob and coleslaw for dinner.

    I know, I know...the presentation sucks.  But I was going for taste and I was trying to keep the family from eating everything up before I could cut it [​IMG]   BTW, Jeff's rub is AMAZING on ribs.  So far it's the only thing I've used it on, but it has very good flavor.

    I let the pork rest for over an hour before I started to pull it.  Got a real nice smoke ring and tasty char on the outside.

    So there you have it.  The first of what I hope to be many good smokes on 'Lil Smokey'
  5. tiki guy

    tiki guy Smoking Fanatic

     Wow that's a nice looking smoker , and the MEAT looks pretty tasty and juicy   Nice find I bet that unit won a lot of compositions  for the old owner !
  6. 05sprcrw

    05sprcrw Smoking Fanatic

    Great find and it looks like it cooks great for you.
  7. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks great!  I'd say "Little Smokey" is gonna put out some mighty tasty Que for you.  [​IMG]

  8. randya

    randya Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Nicely done! Looks like the first smoke is a keeper....

    Is there a plate inside the main chamber over the firebox inlet to displace the heat?  You will love the thickness of the firebox...  
  9. sound1

    sound1 Smoking Fanatic

    Great find..I think the "Lil" might be a tad off...just sayin
  10. sgtmonte

    sgtmonte Fire Starter

    Yes, there is a baffle that runs the length of the cook chamber made of 1/4" steel.  There are 1" holes drilled in the front of the baffle to allow smoke to escape.  I'll try and get pictures of the baffle.
  11. crazzycajun

    crazzycajun Meat Mopper

    I think iseen that one on cl wife said she wouls leave if i bought another smoker. Looks like you beat me to it because she's still here nice looking cooker
  12. sgtmonte

    sgtmonte Fire Starter

    Yep, bought it done in your neck of the woods
  13. maple sticks

    maple sticks Smoking Fanatic

    [​IMG]waiting for some smoker pics of the baffle.

                        nice job on the meat.
  14. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

     Real nice, looks big enough for some splits. Are you going to try some all wood smokes? 

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