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treytexag 03-09-2013 02:06 PM

Assassin Smoker - Unpacking and Initial Seasoning
I'm impressed so far. Haven't cooked in it yet, and haven't hooked BBQ guru up to it yet. Was delivered last week, finally unpacked it yesterday, picked up 8 bags of KCB's at Costco and new torch at the Depot, and today I'm doing an initial "seasoning" of the smoker.

Took it apart, wiped it down inside, blew it out real well with my air compressor, then sprayed every part down with Pam. As the instructions state, poured in some KCB's, fired it up with the valve wide open, and she's now smoking away, of course empty and devoid of any meat :doh:

The Assassin certainly appears solidly constructed. I had to adjust the slam latch, and the hinge on the fuel chute cover is a little "wiggly" - right now it seems to be working well. I always love photos, so I've uploaded some for anyone who may be considering an Assassin and woiuld like to see more pics.

Tomorrow, family and I are headed out of state, but when we get back, I'll be smoking some briskets first. Jeff Conley, the Assassin builder, told me to phone him after receipt of the unit, as he said he'd share some cooking tips with me for the Assassin. So I'll be calling Jeff and getting his tips as well.

OK Brethren, here are some pics for your viewing pleasure!


Bonewagon 03-09-2013 02:37 PM

Nice lookin' rig. :thumb:

BBQ_MAFIA 03-09-2013 03:40 PM

Great cooker.....good luck with it

Untraceable 03-09-2013 03:57 PM

Fit n finish look great!

LTG 03-09-2013 04:30 PM

Looks dern good.

IamMadMan 03-09-2013 04:35 PM

Congratulations on your new purchase. Looks like a great smoker..

---k--- 03-09-2013 04:37 PM

Very nice. :thumb:

GrillsGoneWild 03-09-2013 04:42 PM

Looks great Trey. If I had gone with a gravity fed smoker, the Assassin would have been my choice.

treytexag 03-09-2013 05:18 PM


Originally Posted by GrillsGoneWild (Post 2400149)
Looks great Trey. If I had gone with a gravity fed smoker, the Assassin would have been my choice.

You selling your smoker? I see a Diamond Plate Fat 50 in Rockwall for sale on ebay. What are you / did you buy instead?

GrillsGoneWild 03-09-2013 05:27 PM

Yep, selling my DPP. Just too big of a smoker for my current needs. I've got a Backyard Bomber MJH on order.

BobM 03-09-2013 05:32 PM

Re: Assassin Smoker - Unpacking and Initial Seasoning
Wow, that looks great, congrats and good luck with it!

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tyotrain 03-09-2013 05:52 PM

Assassin Smoker - Unpacking and Initial Seasoning
Congrats!!! Great looking cooker

Have fun and happy smoking

stephan 03-09-2013 06:17 PM

Nice smoker, good luck with it

Hog 03-09-2013 06:43 PM

Congradulations on the new smoker!

PigTamer 03-09-2013 07:10 PM

Assassin Smoker - Unpacking and Initial Seasoning
Nice smoker

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