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Unread 03-10-2013, 09:05 PM   #1
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finally got to pick up my pitmakersafe this weekend. i am having a blast learning this so far.

any advice from long time users on loading the firebox? i am using the L shape, 3 briqs across and two high, with two big wood chunks lined up with it. so far, so good, but im always interest in learning something new!
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Unread 03-10-2013, 09:44 PM   #2
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Man don't you LOVE a new toy!!!
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I also have a safe. I would suggest don't let the temp get away from you, once you over shoot it can take a bit to bring it down. If your not useing the water pan you can dump some water in it to bring the temp down. Also in the winter for me anyway you might want to get a weed burner and use it to preheat the smoker it saves time. You dont need to have the intake open very much once you reach your cooking temp. Other than that you will get the hang of it in no time.
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Congrats on your new pit. I too have a SAFE and they cook great. Like Stephan said, make sure you catch your desired cooking temp on the way up. Good luck and post pics.
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I used the weed burner to warm up the cook chamber then start the charcoal.. I spiked over 350 at the beginning, but i added water, let it cool down, then drained the water using the valve. sat at 250-275 with no problem after that. i really think i just preheated the chamber too much.

i shut off the air and closed damper around the 8 hour mark as i was going to bed, still at 250 on the original load. i think i could have loaded and had a 10+ hour cook with a little more charcoal earlier on. \

dos anyone have a go-to loading method/ procedure that they thinks works great?
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Hey, I think I was there at the same time picking up my Long Rifle Sniper. Your safe looked amazing.
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Unread 03-11-2013, 09:10 AM   #7
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they were crating up a ton of pits to ship, and I saw at least 2 or 3 people picking up pits while i was there. Not to mention 3 or 4 people came in looking to have something made. They are obviously doing something right over there.

thanks for the comments, and I hope you like your sniper smokeisgood
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Unread 03-11-2013, 09:36 AM   #8
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Congrats on the new cooker.
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I have gotto get me one of these. :-)
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I take my weed burner and heat up the cooking chamber prior to lighting the charcoal. I spend about 7 minutes using the weed burner to bring it up to temp. I also use the L shape config. Good luck.
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These pits always look good. I'm jealous!
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Congrats on the safe!

We had a chance to meet George last year at a comp and he gave us a full tour of a vault. They make some really nice stuff for sure!
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nice looking unit!
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