New guy on the block from NJ awaiting delivery of 1st smoker.

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by chaze215, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. chaze215

    chaze215 Fire Starter

    I have been looking into getting a smoker for years, but never had the means to pull the trigger on one. So, with my birthday coming up next month, my gf was generous enough to make the purchase for me. I am awaiting delivery on the Camp Chef 24" Smoke Vault. I did a lot of homework/reading on the unit and it seemed like a decent smoker for the price. Anyone want to give me the pros/cons of this smoker? I did read that there has been some difficulty maintaining  temps and that if this occurs you contact the company and they will remedy the problem. New burner? Has any CCSV owners run into this? In any event, im glad to be a part of these boards and look forward to learning and sharing with everyone.

  2. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview. [​IMG]
  3. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congratulations on the birthday present.The Smoke Vault is an excellent smoker.  You won't have any trouble maintaining temps.  Camp Chef has a very dedicated customer service department.  Get it seasoned up and start smoking.
  4. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    Welcome to smf!!! i don't know about your smoker,but i'm sure someone here does! they will be along to help ya out i'm sure,this place is full of great members!!
  5. chaze215

    chaze215 Fire Starter

    What do I need to do to get it seasoned up?
  6. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    just spray it down with pam or wipe with veg oil and run it for 3-4 hours at 250 or so. try not to spray your heating element too much
  7. chaze215

    chaze215 Fire Starter

    Thanks les....i figured it would be similar to seasoning cast iron pots/pans.
  8. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    Have fun!

  9. ,

    Welcome to the Smoke Vault club!  You are going to really enjoy it!  Need any help don't be afraid to speak up!
  10. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome and Congrats at the same time

  11. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us.

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  12. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome to SMF. There are a lot of very friendly & knowledgeable folks here to help you. I urge you to sign up for the free E-course. It will give you the basics. Then start asking questions. Good luck & glad to have you aboard. Congrats on the new smoker!

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