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Old 10-29-2013, 11:09 AM   #46
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Burning log splits will use less fuel than straight charcoal.
Would burning strait wood cause to much smoke? Should I put a damped on the exhaust side at all?
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Old 10-29-2013, 11:11 AM   #47
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Would burning strait wood cause to much smoke? Should I put a damped on the exhaust side at all?
No, so long as you have a small clean fire going that you don't have to choke down.
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:36 PM   #48
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Straight Wood is how to cook with a cooker like that.. You would be wasting money just using charcoal because she is going to burn a lot of it. Splits of wood are ideal for Stickburning smokers. add a log every hour to 45 minutes after starting her with a chimney of coals.. and a couple logs..
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:37 PM   #49
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Also you will find if you ever get a large smoker charcoal will not heat your chamber to cooking temps at all.. you need a small hot fire from wood to get her up to temp.
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:46 PM   #50
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Congrats and enjoy
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:32 AM   #51
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I know we discussed strait wood in this bad boy butttttttt. I'm trying differnt things, this Sunday funday we went minon.

And I decided before I go welding I'm trying different approaches. I'm defiantly welding this door closed now!

Much to my surprise my son wants to get involved. This is the beginnings of a mushroom & Swiss stuffed naked fatty!

And all loaded up rolling and holding 250*
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:59 AM   #52
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Cool Deal and Looks Like You got a fine lil Helper.
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:55 AM   #53
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Lookin good and gotta love the lil ones wanting to get involved
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Old 11-03-2013, 12:34 PM   #54
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Well with that set up it rolled at 225-250 for 3.5 hours. Not bad. It's time to start modding though. Welder comes out this week, I'm thinking next weekend I may try for a looong smoke, pulled pork perhaps.
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Old 11-03-2013, 01:22 PM   #55
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Old 11-03-2013, 01:31 PM   #56
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If you get a chance to do just wood for your cook, go for it. A small hot fire will give you the best tasting Q you've ever had.
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Old 11-03-2013, 01:38 PM   #57
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I'm working on sum pure wood, I didn't want to commit to a large quantity until I was sure. I've also been stalking the pbc for a few weeks.
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Old 11-24-2013, 03:54 PM   #58
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It's been awhile since I updated. Still fighting this thing I've extended the smoke stack 22" and starting to learn it quirks. But I think I'm ready to upgrade. Been looking for another good used unit but starting to feel like new is the only option. It may be awhile before I get much more saved up. I have 500 in my fun money and we have Christmas, taxes and my wife's quitting her job and staying home full time jan-1. Thinking real hard about the charbroil ok joe @ lowes or the old country wrangler from academy. Any thoughts?
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Old 11-24-2013, 04:14 PM   #59
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i would take the old country over the ok joe as the old country already comes with upgrades that you would have to do to the ok joe and the old country is all welded as opposed to bolts.
i own the 1/4 in. thick old country brazos and would save a little and get it at $999.
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Old 11-24-2013, 04:48 PM   #60
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I have the OK Joe and it works just fine, I really like it

all depends on how much money you want to spend.
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