New member, new smoker, new project

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by krzyd, Jun 16, 2015.

  1. krzyd

    krzyd Newbie

    Hello all, my name is Derek and I live in Jax, FL. I now have have my first smoker, my previous smoking has always been done on borrowed/rented smokers of various types. I've used vertical gas and charcoal, as well as offset, reverse flow types, I've only had experience with ribs and whole pigs.





    The smoker I have is a Brinkman limited, I like the size, and it seems like an above average entry level unit. Now, I must tell you, this smoker was a Fathers Day gift from my loving family, and it is a wonderful gift. It has however, created an expensive domino effect, namely, where do I put it? Fortunately, I found a spot, the new smokers lounge and firepit area.



    It will of course, require pavers, repainting that side of the house, decor, and a retractable awning, because that's where the FL sun lives. I will update with more pics this week, pavers are going in tomorrow, the awning is sitting in the garage. Now on to the smoker, I wanted a gas smoker for ease of use, but I wanted charcoal as well. What to do? Mod the smoker of course, so I've installed the gas burner, picking up tuning plates tomorrow, and changing the wheels out, cause I don't want new rusty pavers.



    Not to mention my igrill temp probes in the mail.

    So that's it for now, my $300 dollar smoker.
     
  2. WOW !!!   

    [​IMG]   Good evening and welcome to the forum, from a hot, cloudy, humid and rainy day here in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

    Gary
     
  3. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome from SC, Derek. You sure have made a whale of a start. Being on this site will bring many new ideas from a ton of folks with a lot of knowledge. All you have to do is ask. Good smoking, Joe
     
  4. mtm29575

    mtm29575 Smoke Blower

    Welcome from Myrtle Beach, SC. Glad you have you. Lots of great friends here.
     
  5. krzyd

    krzyd Newbie

    Smokin and chillin deck open for business, Happy Fathers Day all.


     
  6. krzyd

    krzyd Newbie

    Just wanted to share how my mods did for the first smoke. I did tuning plates in the smoke chamber, I assume you all know what flat metal looks like, so no pics of them. Then I had this "can" made, I don't remember where I saw it, but the guy used a juice can to stuff wood and charcoal into, then placed over the burner for quick smoke. I figured bigger is better, plus all the additional metal would act like a heat sink. To refill the can, I just tilt it up with a pair of channel locks. So the first smoke went well, it was pretty easy to keep even heat, I used  about 2lbs of wood over 5hrs or so, so far I'm happy with everything.



     

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