Older New Braunfel ?

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by smokininidaho, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. smokininidaho

    smokininidaho Smoke Blower

    Have a chance to pick up this New Braunfel smoker. Just wonder if anyone can tell if this is one of the good ones before the sellout to charbroil.

    . Seller says made in Texas and 1/8" steel.
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2014
  2. [​IMG]  someone will be along soon who may know.

    Happy smoken.

  3. smokininidaho

    smokininidaho Smoke Blower

    Anyone? Thinking it may be the old black diamond model.
  4. smokininidaho

    smokininidaho Smoke Blower

    Well I went ahead and bought it, one solid heavy smoker! All is good except for some surface rust. Got a great deal at $25.
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Can't go wrong at that price. Hit it with a wire wheel knock the loose stuff off and give a rattle can job with some high temp! I'd pull the therm off while doing that and test it in boiling water to see how accurate it is. If it's good put it back in if not I'd still put it back in and use a remote therm. Sand down the wood hit it with some varnish and you're ready to smoke!
  6. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    My MIL bought me one of those for a Birthday present in '93. It is an excellent smoker with the various mods completed. If you use it as a grill, clean it well as mine rusted through from the ash sitting too long..JJ
  7. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I like how a random picture of it also includes a couple of other smokers in the background.
  8. smokininidaho

    smokininidaho Smoke Blower

    Well got her all cleaned up, sanded down. sanded and stained the old wood, and ready for paint, gonna do it here in a few. Will post a pic or 2 tomorrow if anyone is interested.
  9. smokininidaho

    smokininidaho Smoke Blower

    Yes, the old guy had a lot of webers and other bbq stuff. This New Braunfel was all he was selling.
  10. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    If that was one of the old ones, I want it!

    Sounds like it was.

    Great buy either way.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  11. smokininidaho

    smokininidaho Smoke Blower

    Hi Venture, I'm not sure how old it is. I know it's on the heavy side as my son and I had a workout loading it and offloading out of the truck, all I know is it probably weighs at least twice as much as my old charbroi that I sold, 150lbs guesstimate . Did the paint job and looking good. Best thing is rust was minimal overall.
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2014
  12. smokininidaho

    smokininidaho Smoke Blower

    Got just about everything done that I wanted to do as far as cleaning and paint. Now I want to make a charcoal basket for her, extend chimney, baffle and any other mods that will give better smoking performance.

    Last edited: Oct 7, 2014
  13. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    man.. that looks good.. will be the best 25 bucks you ever spent....
  14. smokininidaho

    smokininidaho Smoke Blower

    Thank you, about $20 spent in krylon high heat (1200 degrees) paint and walnut wood stain and a little old fashioned hard work. I'm pretty happy with the results. I did pressure wash it after all the sanding/cleaning. Now we will see how she cooks!
  15. smokininidaho

    smokininidaho Smoke Blower

    BTW, in the second picture the smoker is not fired up. Looks like a ghost hanging out around the smoker.
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2014
  16. smokininidaho

    smokininidaho Smoke Blower

    Got all the grates clean, porcelain still good on the cooking grates. Sprayed the inside down with some cooking oil after power washing earlier before paint, put down some heavy duty foil in the chambers for easier cleanup. Now back to my real job tomorrow. Hope to do some baby backs or beef ribs or both on Sunday, maybe both, plenty of room. BTW thanks for all the nice comments and replies!
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2014
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  17. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I think you will have a lot of fun cooking on that unit!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  18. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

       Smokinidaho , The little one is a NB Red River model , your smoker looks very close , and I'd say it was  one of the older ones...

    I love mine and need to give her a facelift , yours looks amazing re-done . Good job [​IMG]

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