What Does Anyone Know Anything About This Smoker/Grill? New Braunfels

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by the dude abides, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    A buddy of mine is moving and gave me this.  It's pretty rusty.  I'm trying to decide if it's worth saving.  It's heavy duty for sure.  It probably weighs a couple hundred pounds.  He said he only ever used it for griling by putting charcoal directly in the top.  Said he never used the firebox.

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    Looks like I got a new/old chimney starter too

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    This is access to the grates.  Not the firebox.

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    Here's the firebox down below.  Maybe this is meant to be wood fired?  Not sure how I'd dump a chimney of coals in here

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    Backside

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    Here you can kind of see the approx. 3"x3" hole from the top to the firebox below

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    Same shot a little wider

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    There are two grates in there.  The top one looks like it might be coated.

    So if anyone knows anything about this grill/smoker, and what I should do with it, I'd appreciate any input.

    Thanks!
     
  2. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Don't know much about it but it sure looks like it's worth cleaning up. nice score IMO!
     
  3. porked

    porked Smoking Fanatic

    Looks like a POS and you ought to ship it to me tomorrow.

    Just kidding...I see a lot of possibilties with that. It's a good name, that I can tell you. I would make it a project and clean it up and see what happens. it is definitely a stick burner I would think. Nice find Dude!
     
  4. fife

    fife Master of the Pit

    Looks like you can get some smoke out of it.
     
  5. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Jay

    I think you should give it a steam cleaning and send it to me. The fact is that I can use it year around and you have a very limited window in the spring and summer.Nice score my friend
     
  6. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Duder,I'd go ahead and keep it to restore just to add it to my stable[​IMG]
     
  7. smokinal

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

    Before you go to all the trouble of cleaning it up, why not just clean the top grate & smoke something. See how it turns out before you invest your time in restoring it.
     
  8. I'm with Al. Clean it up a little, smoke something. If you like it restore it. If you don't then restore it (or not) and then Craig List it. I know if I lived near you and you didn't want I would come get it in a second.
     
  9. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'm with Al, Do a test run

    Then a few tweaks if needed.

    Then do your restore.

    From where I'm sitting, it definitely has potential.

    Keep us posted.
     
  10. big twig

    big twig Smoking Fanatic

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  11. micmike

    micmike Smoke Blower

    I see steel wool and sandpaper in your future man.
     
  12. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Dude, try these links and see what you can find out

    New Braunfels

    Post about New Braunfels

    Really don't tell you much but it appears that square design has been replaced by the Round Design, "New Braunfels Super Longhorn Deluxe Smoker"

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    Sorry couldn't help more
     
  13. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks for all the advice gang.  I'll check out those links.
     
  14. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I would definalty try to restore it.  If nothing ele it will give you extra smoking room when you need it.
     
  15. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Also would use a charcoal basket in it.
     
  16. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dude, If all else fails..............herb garden.[​IMG]
     

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