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vincel

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Seasoning my little guy
« on: July 01, 2017, 01:45:09 PM »
After some help from forum members I decided on the little guy.  Had it for a week, finally getting to the seasonings process.  I'm fabricating a cart so I didn't see a need to install the wheels yet
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Re: Seasoning my little guy
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2017, 02:48:06 PM »
Just something about seeing smoke rising out of that hole makes a guy feel good.  Enjoy the new smoker!


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Re: Seasoning my little guy
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2017, 04:25:13 PM »
Please show us the cart once you have it complete, and welcome to the club.
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Re: Seasoning my little guy
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2017, 10:32:05 AM »
Will do Eric.  Nothing fancy, fabricating a 20 X 20 foot print about 36" tall by welding some stainless angle iron.  Will use the supplied wheels
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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2017, 10:38:47 AM »
The seasoning process went well.  Used the three wood dowels staggered evenly in the  chip pan as per recommendation.  Middle block was 100% used block nearest the back wall 90% used and block closest to the door was at 80%.  Starting a nice patina inside.
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Re: Seasoning my little guy
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2017, 06:46:14 PM »
The seasoning adds a nice aroma to the formerly sterile interior. It only gets better with each smoke.
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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2017, 07:07:17 PM »
Congrats and welcome to the family!
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Re: Seasoning my little guy
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2017, 10:10:25 PM »
Welcome Vince!
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Re: Seasoning my little guy
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2017, 07:08:02 AM »
Welcome to the lazy crazy world of smoking Vince.
My tools currently include the SI #2 with an Auber, Grill Dome, Solaire 27", Holland Grill (Companion) & Weber (Smokey Joe). The Companion & SJ are primarily used for tailgating. David from Roswell,GA -Happy smoking!

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Re: Seasoning my little guy
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2017, 12:32:52 PM »
So...what are you gonna smoke first?
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Re: Seasoning my little guy
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2017, 04:28:42 PM »
For my first cook I think I'll do a boston butt. That would probably be best for my first.
Some things I need to get like brine bags some spices heavy foil etc.
We need a list of accessories for first timers😋
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Re: Seasoning my little guy
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2017, 08:12:57 PM »
Also a scale to weigh your wood, and some type of remote thermometer (like Maverick or other) to measure both meat and ambient temperature. For brining you might want to invest in a Cambro container. 12 quart squares are a good size for butts and chickens, and fit in most refrigerators. Brining bags can get expensive, and still need to be put into a container.
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Re: Seasoning my little guy
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2017, 08:40:28 AM »
May I suggest some heat resistant rubber gloves?
And I've found that keeping good notes of each smoke comes in handy down the line.
Also, stock up on those disposable aluminum steam table pans.  The half size fit perfectly in my #1.
 
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Re: Seasoning my little guy
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2017, 12:13:26 PM »
And some small disposable aluminum mini loaf pans, for setting some water next to the fire box.
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Re: Seasoning my little guy
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2017, 01:37:46 PM »
Thanks for the recommendations!
I have a remote with a single probe....do I need a dual probe thermometer?  I thought that the rheostat controller would be close enough for ambient?

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