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Unread 04-17-2012, 06:35 PM   #1
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Anyone have any feedback on the Redstone 18 1/2" vertical? For $80 I wouldnt expect much but it looks like it has netter venting than my POS Master Forge. It is available at Tractor Supply Company.
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Unread 05-06-2012, 06:42 PM   #2
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Bump.

I am curious too, it looks like a Brinkmann ECB with a smoke stack? Hard to tell from the website pic.

http://www.tractorsupply.com/redston...smoker-1028251
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Unread 05-06-2012, 06:48 PM   #3
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$70 by me
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Unread 05-06-2012, 07:59 PM   #4
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I looked at one yesterday @ Tractor Supply foe $70. Looks like a cross between a WSM and a cheapo Brinkman. It will need a fire box mod to be efficient, but for $70, it may be worth a try.
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Unread 05-08-2012, 10:28 AM   #5
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Saw it yesterday. Doesn't look half bad. For $70 or $80, it'd probably be worth it.

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Unread 05-08-2012, 10:36 AM   #6
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I have a TSC right next door at work and was wondering about these as well. Hopefully someone on here will buy one and try it and let us know how it works. Maybe that person might even be me....
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Unread 05-08-2012, 01:02 PM   #7
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Looks like a mini wsm. If it works like one, it's a good deal.
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Unread 05-08-2012, 08:30 PM   #8
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They didnt have one on display at my local store, but this weekend I'm gonna grow some balls and make them take it out of the box for me so I can look at it.
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Unread 05-16-2012, 10:03 PM   #9
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So did anyone take the plunge yet? I saw this smoker today and was intrigued. So I Googled for some reviews and can't find a single review. At almost the top of the page was this thread.

They are $79 at my local TS and $69 online. They had one out and assembled. It looks like a descent entry level smoker. I'm not sure about the smoke stack on top but it can be closed off looks like.

I don't have any experience with a WSM or a lot of smoking experience in general or else I would buy it just to give everyone else some feedback.

I'm using an electric smoker now and will get a WSM one day but finances are not going to allow it this year. But maybe this WSM wannabe can tide me over if it's found to be half way OK.
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Unread 05-19-2012, 08:38 AM   #10
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I picked one up this morning, $69 in the store.

The box it came in.



The assembled smoker. Assembly was easy, no missing parts.



There are 2 rods in the lid and 6 hooks for hanging meat inside.



There are gaps around the door and the smoker body, I will close those up with some Green Egg felt.



3 air vents at the bottom.



Cheesy thermometer. I will replace with a better one.



The smoke stack. There are gaps around the stack and the ring used to bolt it to the lid.



I will drill holes in the charcoal pan to increase air flow through the coals. It comes with a small grate to lift the charcoal above the ashes that will collect in the bottom of the pan. I think with a little work, it can be turned into a decent smoker. I have an IQ110 on order, that should help with keeping steady temps as well.
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Unread 05-19-2012, 09:24 AM   #11
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Looks good!
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Unread 05-19-2012, 09:40 AM   #12
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Let us all know how it works please. I looked at one at TSC yesterday and was very tepted for the price. I just don't understand why they installed the bottom cooking grate so low. Maybe they designed it for direct cooking on the bottom and smoking on the top. It just seemed kind of silly to me. Other than that it looked decent. I'm sure someone could modify this into a really nice smoker
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Unread 05-19-2012, 10:45 AM   #13
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I installed a different thermometer and am seasoning it now with a chimney full of Kingford and a large hickory chunk.

It is holding steady right now around 275, the stock thermometer is about 50 degrees off, which is typical with these cheap stock thermometers.

I did drill a bunch of holes in the charcoal pan for air flow.

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Unread 05-27-2012, 10:22 AM   #14
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Any further updates on this. I'm visiting relatives and their tsc has it for 60. Was thinking about picking it up as a first foray into smoking. Anyone try cooking on it yet?
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Unread 05-27-2012, 10:36 AM   #15
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I've been looking for a cheap camping smoker and this might be the one. Hopefully the Captain and a few others will report back with good news.
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