New Braunfels Hondo

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by chrome, May 10, 2008.

  1. chrome

    chrome Smoke Blower

    Just picked up one of these today at my local (what used to be) Cummins Tool for $99.

    It's outside seasoning now, and I'm noticing all the leaks (I've been reading here, I was expecting this). I was thinking about pulling the firebox back off and using a high temp silicone sealer. Is there a recommended one, or can I just use the same stuff I use when working on engines?
    Still need to buy a couple thermometers to mount at grill level, a couple digitals, and extend the stack to the grills.
    This has got to be the best Mothers day present my wife ever got! Really, it was her idea. I keep showing her pics from this site.
    Tomorrow for Mom's day we're doing a tenderloin, a couple pork chops left in the freezer, ABT with little smokies and chedder. the "wicked baked bean" recipe I found here, and a few twice baked/smoked potatoes.

    If I remember I'll post a q-view tomorrow.
  2. ajthepoolman

    ajthepoolman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Good deal for a good quality offset.
  3. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sounds like a nice unit...........For sealing the sfb to the unit you could use fiberglass rope gasket for firplaces........Thats what I used on mine...........
  4. chrome

    chrome Smoke Blower

    Here is the beginning q-view.
    Wicked beans, tenderloin, porkchops, ABT baked potato's cored and filled with garlic butter.

  5. chargrilled

    chargrilled Meat Mopper

    Beautiful, looks like some vittles!!!!![​IMG] Those beans are the best my friend, the best!!! have fun[​IMG]
  6. chrome

    chrome Smoke Blower

  7. fred420

    fred420 Meat Mopper

    congrats on smoker..inexpensive digital therm-remote charmglow at home depot--$ great has a large least 150 feet..
  8. chrome

    chrome Smoke Blower

    Yeah, I need to get a decent thermometer. I have a digital fork that's nice, but I have to open the smoker to use it.

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