smoke head

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by smoke head, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. smoke head

    smoke head Newbie

    Just joined. Was given a Great Outdoors propane smoker.
    Love smoked food just never really did any myself so I'm kind of a newbie.
    It's a large smoker for me. But with all the buddies I have who love cold beer and smoked food it will probably get too small real fast.

    I'm out in CA so I have plenty of smoking weather. Too much really.

    One question I do have is how long can I burn on a 5 gallon propane tank? Ball park average is good.

  2. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome from SC. It's good to have you on this great site. Sorry, I don't know anything about propane.
  3. gearjammer

    gearjammer Master of the Pit

    Welcome to the site, I can't answer your question as I am a wattburner. 

    Glad you are here.

    Keep on smokin'                              Ed
  4. smoke head

    smoke head Newbie

    I personally would have not gone with propane but I didn't buy this. It was in a storage unit I'm helping a friend clean out. Its brand new and I thought I would give a go. Love smoked food and this thing it is good size. Like I said the price was right. Once I get it dialed in I plan on having my buddies over and fill an ice chest and smoker. Is it good to brine beef or will that mess up the meat. I have brined chickens and loved the results.
    Thanks and look forward to the advice from everyone. Look forward to the smoking too.
  5. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    Welcome, Smoke Head! I run mine as low as it will go without blowing out just to keep 240 chamber. I've gotten anywhere between 23 and 26 hours out of a tank.
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  6. smoke head

    smoke head Newbie

    Thanks Dan. I'll keep that in mind. More I just have to wait until next weekend to put something in it give out a go?
  7. halfsmoked

    halfsmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]   To SMF glad to have you on board. I have a 40" masterbuilt propane and get about 30 hours at 225 on a 20lb tank. That's good for at least 2 briskets or some pork butts.

    Also if you would take the time to read the article on Home page Initial Greeting it contains a lot of helpful info about the sight and on the upper right hand corner of Home page is a spyglass this is a search engine.
  8. smokinal

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

    Welcome to SMF!

    Pick up a tank gauge so you know how much you are starting with & always keep a full tank as a spare.


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