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Unread 09-10-2013, 07:25 AM   #16
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So is this Oklahoma Joe similar to the old New Braunfeld Black Diamond? Meaning in size and thickness of metal?

I have a NBBD that I kind of cast aside due to not being able to turn out good cooks on it, but that was before I found this sight and learned about fire management and how important it is with an offset.

I have since built a reverse flow offset and have had good luck turning out quality Q.

I am thinking I need to give the NBBD another try...
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Unread 09-10-2013, 08:09 AM   #17
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I have the Old Country Pecos, the largest OC that Academy had. I have done several cooks on it, and I'm still learning it. My local Lowes and HDepot didn't have side box smokers so I went with Academy.
I'm very pleased with my Pecos, very minimal leaks at cooking temp, uses about 1 split every 45 min to one hour.
One thing I have found is to let it loose and cook at its temp. I tried "choking" it down to lower the temps, but started getting white smoke, so I opened it up and let the beast eat. It runs consistently at 260-275, and I can push it up to 325-350 with a little help from a small fan.
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Unread 09-10-2013, 08:25 AM   #18
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I had one. Made good ribs.
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I have a similar offset and I'm very happy with it. I haven't cooked anything I couldn't eat yet.
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Reviews on the Lowes website range from "excellent" to "not worth the price". Looks like w/ a couple of the usual mods, it's a decent smoker- better than a lot of the stuff at the big box stores but not the quality of original OK Joe's.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_131736-82210-13201747_0__?productId=4329992&Ntt=smoker&pl=1&cur rentURL=%3FNtt%3Dsmoker&facetInfo=

The only "problem" I see is the degradation of the "Oklahoma Joe" brand name that has occurred via the usual corporate BS over the years. I hate that crap and think it's a shame these smokers use that name.

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I have an oklahoma joe's longhorn and have cooked everything from hot dogs to prime rib on it

The versatility is tops, the downside is playing with the firebox every 2 hours

For the price, not a better smoker on the market

When you are looking for an upgrade once you get the hang of it, check out the horizon brand. You will probably find them very similar other than quality, and there's a reason for that
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When you are looking for an upgrade once you get the hang of it, check out the horizon brand. You will probably find them very similar other than quality, and there's a reason for that

^^^^^^

Horizon is the true lineage of the original OK Joe. Brinkmann was, for a short while.
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I have an oklahoma joe's longhorn and have cooked everything from hot dogs to prime rib on it

The versatility is tops, the downside is playing with the firebox every 2 hours

For the price, not a better smoker on the market

When you are looking for an upgrade once you get the hang of it, check out the horizon brand. You will probably find them very similar other than quality, and there's a reason for that
how are you playing with the firebox?
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how are you playing with the firebox?
adding more fuel
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adding more fuel
yeah, I guess that happens when you burn wood lol
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