MMMM.. BRISKET..
The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.  



Our Homepage Donation to Forum Overhead Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Amazon Affiliate
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk

Notices

Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, equipment and outdoor cookin' . ** Other cooking techniques are welcomed for when your cookin' in the kitchen. Post your hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures, but stay on topic and watch for that hijacking.


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-12-2018, 01:31 PM   #1
Sickboy579
Got Wood.

 
Join Date: 04-02-18
Location: Buffalo, NY
Name/Nickname : Ed
Default Fire box peeled on meadow creek during season.

So... picked up my new Ts120p Wednesday. Friday nite let’s season it up!
I decided for once in my life to read the operators manual and follow their seasoning directions to the t. As if it was gospel. Hit the inside with pam. Light 10# of charcoal, vents wide open per their instructions. Calibrated my thermometers to the readings on my “smoke”. Soon after lost 1/3 of the paint off my fire box. Sick to my stomach. What do y’all think... is it unreasonable to expect my paint to stay on the fire box of a $5k smoker? I don’t think it is... I have other mc products never had trouble... I’m going to assume the paint didn’t adhere properly? Maybe the metal was not prepped correctly? Comments? Concerns? Cheap shots? What do you think?

In the end... I mean, it ran nice, the cc seasoned nice. Did a fatty of chorizo, a bacon wrapped cheese filled fatty of chorizo and a few ABT’s... all delicious.

I’m awaiting to hear what Lavern and the boys from mc have to say about the paint as I find it unacceptable, lord knows they cost more than everyone else... so I expect the highest of quality from them.
__________________
Mc sq-36, mc Ts120p
Sickboy579 is offline   Reply With Quote




Old 05-12-2018, 01:36 PM   #2
SmittyJonz
somebody shut me the fark up.
 
SmittyJonz's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-17-13
Location: Burleson Tx
Default

Thats why PJTexas said to run at 200-250* for a couple hours to cure the paint in the other thread.

Sand it off, wipe with some Denatured alcohol and spray paint it with Rustoleum BBQ Paint - part of Normal offset maintenance.
__________________
N Texas Fall Bash - 10-27-2018 -Lake Belton Overlook - Be There.!
SmittyJonz is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 05-12-2018, 01:38 PM   #3
SmittyJonz
somebody shut me the fark up.
 
SmittyJonz's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-17-13
Location: Burleson Tx
Default

In future when Firebox gets surface Rust, sand it , treat it with Rust stop/metal treatment type stuff n repaint. Once - twice a year.......

https://www.amazon.com/Ospho-605-Met...tal+paint+prep
.
__________________
N Texas Fall Bash - 10-27-2018 -Lake Belton Overlook - Be There.!
SmittyJonz is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 05-12-2018, 02:01 PM   #4
Sickboy579
Got Wood.

 
Join Date: 04-02-18
Location: Buffalo, NY
Name/Nickname : Ed
Default

Mc says take it to 300* then mist it... repeat. I can’t imagine that extra 50*. In the cc is going to take out the 1200* paint on the fire box. Well either way.... no more reading the directions lol
__________________
Mc sq-36, mc Ts120p
Sickboy579 is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 05-12-2018, 02:12 PM   #5
SmittyJonz
somebody shut me the fark up.
 
SmittyJonz's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-17-13
Location: Burleson Tx
Default

Kinda Sucks cuz it's New but Firebox paint maintenance is Normal.
Some have success"Seasoning" the outisde with oil as it cools down After a cook but you gotta do it pretty much every cook for a while.
__________________
N Texas Fall Bash - 10-27-2018 -Lake Belton Overlook - Be There.!
SmittyJonz is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 05-12-2018, 02:28 PM   #6
pjtexas1
somebody shut me the fark up.

 
pjtexas1's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-28-11
Location: Belton, Tx
Name/Nickname : Texas Pete
Default

I agree with paying that kind of money and expecting a better product. I'd be pissed if that happened to a $500 offset on the first fire. The paint on my 30 year old offset looked better than yours. It may have had surface rust but the paint never came off in sections. Tuned into to see what MC will do.

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
__________________
Paul

Shirley 24x55 Straight Back Cabinet 4 Racks
T&K Smokers GF /Abe's 48" Entertainer / 22.5 OTG
28" BS / Custom 20x52 vertical / Jimmy with CB Roti
Red Box Smoker on custom cart

2018 Texas Fall Bash - Oct. 27th 2018 https://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/s...19#post3972819
2018 Texas Fall Bash Sign Up https://goo.gl/L6rTyE
pjtexas1 is online now   Reply With Quote


Old 05-12-2018, 02:51 PM   #7
TuscaloosaQ
Babbling Farker

 
Join Date: 07-11-11
Location: Tuscaloosa Alabama
Default

I can tell you only this...... it was never sandblasted...
__________________
TuscaloosaQ

Check out our website at ShirleyFabrication.com

Like our Facebook Page Facebook.com/ShirleyFabrication
TuscaloosaQ is online now   Reply With Quote


Old 05-12-2018, 03:05 PM   #8
Sickboy579
Got Wood.

 
Join Date: 04-02-18
Location: Buffalo, NY
Name/Nickname : Ed
Default

Like any offset, of course I expect maintenance and touch ups on the box but, not paint peeling off in sheets on the first fire.

Yeah, looks like the hit it with a flap disc or something
__________________
Mc sq-36, mc Ts120p
Sickboy579 is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 05-12-2018, 03:12 PM   #9
SmoothBoarBBQ
is one Smokin' Farker

 
SmoothBoarBBQ's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-25-17
Location: Jacksonville, NC
Default

For the prices Meadow Creek charges their Quality Control should certainly be more effective. While I will agree that this is normal maintenance on a firebox after a while it certainly shouldn't have peeled off after the first fire.

I am also interested to see how Meadow Creek handles this complaint. Good luck and I hope they take care of you.
__________________
Johnson Smokers Ultimate Chargrill Trailer

Gorilla Fabrications Wood/Propane Hog style smoker
SmoothBoarBBQ is online now   Reply With Quote


Old 05-16-2018, 01:37 PM   #10
Sickboy579
Got Wood.

 
Join Date: 04-02-18
Location: Buffalo, NY
Name/Nickname : Ed
Default

Emailed mc about the issue. Melvin, the owner called me and sufficiently resolved the issue. Stand up guy, stand up company.
__________________
Mc sq-36, mc Ts120p
Sickboy579 is offline   Reply With Quote


1 members found this post helpful.
Old 05-16-2018, 04:53 PM   #11
OklaDustDevil
is one Smokin' Farker

 
OklaDustDevil's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-13-17
Location: SoCal, by way of Oklahoma & Texas
Name/Nickname : Ray
Default

Sanding and touching up FB paint certainly is normal maintenance after a few years of sittin outside in the weather. But I totally disagree that it's normal maintence when the paint is sheeting off like yours after you fire it up the first time. That is a manufacturing defect, and IMHO you should expect them to fix or replace it at their cost.
__________________
Red Weber Ltd Ed 22"
Weber 18"
Mak 1-Star Pellet Smoker
Chuckwagon Cookers Horizontal Offset Stickburner
Southern Cookers Vertical Stickburner
OklaDustDevil is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 05-16-2018, 08:55 PM   #12
Zin
is one Smokin' Farker
 
Join Date: 05-23-11
Location: South, Texas
Default

Wow that sucks, i would demand they replace the whole unit. Looks like it was not even sand blasted, but not to take any chances that the metal they used might have been bad. I would only except a new one or my money back.
Zin is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 05-17-2018, 02:26 AM   #13
Rockinar
is One Chatty Farker
 
Join Date: 07-19-13
Location: Houston, TX
Default

I got impatient when seasoning my Klose and cranked it up. The paint got soft but never peeled off like that.
Rockinar is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 05-17-2018, 05:08 AM   #14
wbzipf
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 12-14-13
Location: Townsend, DE
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sickboy579 View Post
Emailed mc about the issue. Melvin, the owner called me and sufficiently resolved the issue. Stand up guy, stand up company.
Thant’s good to hear. What exactly are they planning on doing to fix it?
__________________
WSCG, Weber Genisis Silver B, Weber Smoky Mountain 18", Cookshack Smokette Elite
wbzipf is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 05-17-2018, 05:56 AM   #15
-Chris-
Knows what a fatty is.
 
Join Date: 01-28-18
Location: Boston, MA
Name/Nickname : Chris
Default

With all of the VOC regulations, paint just sure isn't what it used to be. looks like some surface contamination that was not washed off before spraying.

Chris
__________________
Big Green Egg - Myron Mixon H20 - Weber Summit
-Chris- is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Forum Custom Search: Enter your Search text below. GOOGLE will search ONLY the BBQ Brethren Forum.
Custom search MAY not work(no display box) in some configurations of Internet Explorer. Please use compliant version of Firefox or Chrome.







All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.
no new posts