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jdog1817
11-08-2008, 03:20 PM
Hi All,

Jack040806 told me about this place. I'm fairly new to BBQ and smoking but love it and my dad and I are having lots of fun experimenting and figuring it out. I was recently graciously given my first smoker (offset - not sure what model) by another Brethren guy that Jack introduced me too and already having lots of fun with it.

Looking forward to learning from everyone and sharing ideas and experiences!!

First question if anyone has any suggestions, I need to make my smoker air tight in a few places on the lids where smoke is escaping and not sure the best way to go about that. Any help would be great! Also, the smoker came with 2 grates (same shape and size - I'm assuming for the coals in the smoke box) and I'm not sure what the purpose of having two of them is. It also came with a large bowl (for water, I'm assuming) and not sure the best place to put it when cooking the meat and if it's always necessary.

Thanks!! Look forward to meeting you all!

Jeremy

Arlin_MacRae
11-08-2008, 05:10 PM
Welcome, Jeremy!

To seal your pit you might look for...I think it's called 'furnace rope'? Stores that sell wood stoves and the like should have it.

Arlin

BBQ Grail
11-08-2008, 05:14 PM
Hi All,

Jack040806 told me about this place. I'm fairly new to BBQ and smoking but love it and my dad and I are having lots of fun experimenting and figuring it out. I was recently graciously given my first smoker (offset - not sure what model) by another Brethren guy that Jack introduced me too and already having lots of fun with it.

Looking forward to learning from everyone and sharing ideas and experiences!!

First question if anyone has any suggestions, I need to make my smoker air tight in a few places on the lids where smoke is escaping and not sure the best way to go about that. Any help would be great! Also, the smoker came with 2 grates (same shape and size - I'm assuming for the coals in the smoke box) and I'm not sure what the purpose of having two of them is. It also came with a large bowl (for water, I'm assuming) and not sure the best place to put it when cooking the meat and if it's always necessary.

Thanks!! Look forward to meeting you all!

Jeremy

Welcome Jeremy.

Are you speaking of the off-set you hauled off from my house. If it is. The large bowl should be with Jack's Bandera.

The off-set is about as "smoke tight as your going to get it. I sealed it up with fireplace rope almost everywhere.

Call me and I'll come by and go over everything with you.

BBQ Grail
11-08-2008, 05:16 PM
PS: It sounds as though you got a couple of Jack's Bandera parts.

Big George's BBQ
11-08-2008, 05:35 PM
Welcome This is a great place

Phinque
11-08-2008, 05:35 PM
Welcome! I'm new myself and have learned a ton on this site.

Trucky1008
11-08-2008, 05:39 PM
Welcome aboard Jeremy!

BBQ Bandit
11-08-2008, 05:47 PM
Welcome to the forum... all hope will be lost soon. Welcome to the madness!

Bob S
11-08-2008, 06:16 PM
Welcome Jeremy!

Westexbbq
11-08-2008, 06:44 PM
Welcome to the camp,
Jeremy.
Enjoy.

HolySmoke
11-08-2008, 06:45 PM
welcome to the crew...

Frank Sacco
11-08-2008, 06:55 PM
Welcome aboard

biffleg
11-08-2008, 06:57 PM
Welcome aboard!

big brother smoke
11-08-2008, 06:58 PM
Welcome!

JD McGee
11-08-2008, 07:46 PM
Welcome Brother Smoker...Looks like you're all set with Larry just up the road! :-P

PaPaQ
11-08-2008, 07:49 PM
welcome to the forum!

Rookie'48
11-08-2008, 07:52 PM
Welcome to our crazy little club house!

we'll smoke u
11-08-2008, 11:12 PM
welcome

Chuckwagonbbqco
11-09-2008, 01:06 AM
Welcome ---I am just up the road in Oroville. We could use some more Nor Cal BBQ folk

Bacon
11-09-2008, 08:01 AM
Welcome to the site Jeremy.

jack040806
11-09-2008, 09:47 AM
PS: It sounds as though you got a couple of Jack's Bandera parts.
And I think Jack would like those... Hey its great to see you on here, welcome to the best place on the web for anything bbq related.

Forney
11-09-2008, 10:00 AM
Hello Jeremy!

NotleyQue
11-09-2008, 11:07 AM
Welcome bro.

This is a great site with lots of advice.

Pig Headed
11-09-2008, 03:04 PM
Welcome brother Jeremy.

rstewart
11-09-2008, 03:44 PM
Jeremy,

Welcome to a great place to hang out.

deeque
11-09-2008, 04:34 PM
welcome to the forum. enjoy the ride. smoke on Bro.:-D:cool:

JohnMcD348
11-09-2008, 06:19 PM
Welcome

hillbillie
11-09-2008, 07:29 PM
Wecome, enjoy and have fun ! :-P

slat
11-09-2008, 08:04 PM
Welcome Brother Jeremy.

Cabntmkr1
11-10-2008, 05:53 AM
Welcome to the best BBQ forum on the 'net!:mrgreen:

Bigmista
11-10-2008, 07:58 AM
Welcome to the fray! Grab an adult beverage and join in!

Divemaster
11-10-2008, 08:04 AM
Welcome to the addiction... Remember, there is no 12 step program for us!

Brauma
11-10-2008, 08:16 AM
Welcome aboard, Jeremy

bigabyte
11-10-2008, 09:11 AM
Welcome to our padded room. Depending on the kind of smoker, you may be able to fill that pan with sand instead of water. For most smokers, it's intended as a heat sink to keep temps stabilized. Sand works better than water, but for some models it can go the other way.