New from Georgia

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by james gordon, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. Hello from the Sunny South ( not so sunny today )

    I live in Stone Mountain Georgia an eastern surberb of Atlanta.Been grilling bbqing smoking for many years but not with a lot of direction. Retired recently and decided to get serious about smoking. Getting a new OKJ LONGHORN next month and have been reading about mods for it. If anyone has pics, instructions etc of any mods please post, inbox or email them to me. Email is [email protected] 

    I am grateful for any help you can provide. 



    P.S.happy to be. Aboard!!
  2. Welcome from Maryland. You will find the answers to your questions here. The forum is a great place for learning. Good luck with your new Oklahoma Joe, I know you'll be happy with it.
  3. Thanks GONE4NC

    I will check it out.

    Hey my brother lives in Frederick Md
  4. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Hey James

    Welcome to the Smoking  forum.   You’ll find great , friendly people here, all more than willing to answer any question you may have.  Just ask and you’ll get about 10 different answers—all right.  LOL.   Don’t forget to post qviews.

  5. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome, see ya around the forum ! Congrats on the soon to be new toy !
  6. [​IMG]Hello and welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of information and great people that are willing to throw in their two cents worth on about anything.   



  7. Thanks to all for making me feel welcome. Looks like it's going to be fun. GONE4NC My brother lives in Frederick Md 
  8. bigwheel

    bigwheel Smoking Fanatic old boy I used to work with always say I am from From Foat I mean Columbus. What is up with that? Now learned later in life..them Georgia Peaches is nice. Take care and let us not get in the Lurker Mode. Lot of pals around here. .
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2014
  9. Thanks to all for making me feel welcome. Looks like it's going to be fun.
  10. Thanks Bigwheel, 'preechate
  11. mtm29575

    mtm29575 Smoke Blower

    Hi James, and welcome from your neighbor to the east, in Myrtle Beach SC. My family and I really like the Stone Mountain area. Been there many times. Lots of great people here ready and willing to help you when you need it.
  12. James,
    I live 6 miles west of Frederick city.
  13. Been to Myrtle Beach several times great vacation spot
  14. You may have seen him, owns Gordons limo Service.As I mentioned in my original post I am getting a OKJ LONGHORN IN A couple of weeks. I have learned so much about this smoker in the past few days. Several post on mods for the OKJ gave me great ideas for making it better than it is out of the store.

    I also have been introduced to other smoker options but sofar I think I will say with the LONGHORN.THANKS TO you all an I will say tuned. 
  16. my new OK Joe's was delivered yesterday from Lowes. She is big and beautiful and heavy. Seasoned it today, sprayed with original Pam and fired it up using one Weber charcoal starter of coals and a large stick of pecan wood.Let it burn for about 4 hours getting to a high temperature of 300 degrees.Monitored temps in several places in the CC and of course they varied wildly. Using my Maverick grill level temps were 20 to 30 degree different from end to end. Temps on the stock thermometer were up to 50 degrees hotter. 

    There are some problems with leaks around the lid and exhaust that I will try to fix using Permatex High temp silicone.I have done a couple of mods already . Now waiting for my convection plate to to arrive from Horizon.Debating if I should smoke something or wait for my plate.
  17. Nothing new but here are my mods so far.


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