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Old 03-03-2018, 12:07 PM   #31
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Just read that they closed the Ivor shop. You will love the pit man. Got the split doors and the fish cooker on back. Holds temps like a champ. I start with a few coals and then I go all splits
Getting her seasoned up now. I started it with some lump and a few splits. It’s been going about a hour now, closed her up about half hour ago and so far so good. Haveit holding right around 275 right now and temp from one side of the chamber to the other is about a 5 degree difference. Seems to be breathing good with thin blue smoke coming out of the chimney.
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Old 03-03-2018, 02:23 PM   #32
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Old 03-03-2018, 05:51 PM   #33
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Huge difference from the Oklahoma Joe’s I’ve been using. Had her going for about 6 hours after I oiled down the inside. Temp stayed pretty easy to regulate compared to the old one as well. So far I love it!
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Mighty Fine and Congratulations! Nice Rig.
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First cook today! 10 lbs pork butts and a little later throwing on some spare ribs!
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How thick is the firebox? And what difference does the firebox and firebox grate upgrade make if you add that as an option?
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Also what is the square inches of cooking surface for the A1 and the A5? Sorry for all the questions but I've been back and forth between this company and a few others.
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How thick is the firebox? And what difference does the firebox and firebox grate upgrade make if you add that as an option?
Not sure of the exact thickness of the firebox but it is thinner than the cook chamber. Not sure of the exactly sure of the upgraded fire box but I believe it is a thicker steel and the vents are steel as well instead of aluminum. I will measure the grates tomorrow and get you a square inches of cooking surface.
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Not sure of the exact thickness of the firebox but it is thinner than the cook chamber. Not sure of the exactly sure of the upgraded fire box but I believe it is a thicker steel and the vents are steel as well instead of aluminum. I will measure the grates tomorrow and get you a square inches of cooking surface.
Thanks! Really looking hard at these smokers. If the upgraded firebox is of a good thickness (> or = to .25 in) then I'll probably get one of these. Not sure which one though. I might just have to call them soon for more details on them.
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Thanks! Really looking hard at these smokers. If the upgraded firebox is of a good thickness (> or = to .25 in) then I'll probably get one of these. Not sure which one though. I might just have to call them soon for more details on them.
Yeah I called them before I made my decision. I know the A5 is the equivalent of a 500 gallon propane tank in diameter.
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Not sure of the exact thickness of the firebox but it is thinner than the cook chamber. Not sure of the exactly sure of the upgraded fire box but I believe it is a thicker steel and the vents are steel as well instead of aluminum. I will measure the grates tomorrow and get you a square inches of cooking surface.
I believe the FB is 1/4" while the cook chamber is 3/8".
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I believe the FB is 1/4" while the cook chamber is 3/8".
Wow so the upgraded would be greater than 1/4 inch with a thicker firegrate? Sounds awesome!
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I think I found a pic of what a firebox upgrade would look like. Not sure if this one is simply the thicker steel or if someone requested their firebox to be insulated.
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That's an odd divided firebox.
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That's an odd divided firebox.
I agree. It may be for preheating splits. If you look closely only 1 side had a fire in it. I wouldn't ask for that personally.
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