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jmeds75
10-12-2015, 08:51 PM
I really like this cooker so far-i picked this up from a brethren in Tampa this past Friday. I cooked a 10lb brisket Saturday on it. Put about 8-9lbs of Stubbs hardwood briquettes and had about 2-3lbs left over after a 10 hour cook at 265 degrees and it probably held temp for about another 4-5 hours after I pulled the brisket. I added hickory and cherry chunks in the chute and in the firebox. It was my first time using the BBQ guru and I was impressed with the results. It took a little while to get up to temp-I used a weed burner/torch to light the charcoal. Once it got up to temp, it stayed, unless I opened the cooker door. Definitely looking forward to future cooks on this beast!

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Ron_L
10-12-2015, 08:58 PM
Looks good! Congrats on the new toy!

mep
10-12-2015, 10:41 PM
Enjoy the Assassin! Use your weed burner inside the cabinet to warm it up after you get your fire started. It usually takes about 45 minutes for mine to get up to 275 but when I use the weed burner it only takes about 30 minutes.

bbqwizard
10-12-2015, 11:39 PM
Yeah buddy! You're in for years of awesomeness:)

TheCougarGuy
10-13-2015, 07:56 AM
Jason, good to see you decided on the Assassin. You're going to love it.

itschris
10-13-2015, 08:20 AM
Enjoy the Assassin! Use your weed burner inside the cabinet to warm it up after you get your fire started. It usually takes about 45 minutes for mine to get up to 275 but when I use the weed burner it only takes about 30 minutes.

How exactly do you go about that? Are you just running the flame over the grates and the walls or are you just sort of sticking it in there as a heat source not specifically letting the flame touch anything... and how long?

jmeds75
10-13-2015, 09:06 AM
I did use the weed burner inside the cabinet and on each of the grates as well...I probably did it for 3-5 minutes total to help heat it up and so I could brush off some minor caked meat on the grates.

Curious on if you still use a full or partial chimney starter and dump in hot coals into the chute? I added unlit coals and some chunks into the chute and then went in with the weed burner from under the firebox grate.

cheez59
10-13-2015, 10:21 AM
The meat is beautiful. How much smoke flavor did it have?

jmeds75
10-13-2015, 12:23 PM
It had a pretty decent smoke flavor to it (not like a stick burner), but still pretty good. I used Cherry and Hickory and I had chunks in the chute and firebox (1st 4 hours or so).

pvcollie
10-13-2015, 07:10 PM
Congrats on the new cooker. I picked up a 24 a few months back and love it. So much so that I recently stumbled across a 28 at a super price so I bought it as well. Now, keep them both or sell one of them? What a nice problem to have, eh?

mep
10-13-2015, 08:29 PM
I run the weed burner along the walls and grates for several minutes inside the cabinet to warm it up. I just pour charcoal down the chute to load it up and light it by inserting the weed burner inside the firebox up towards the charcoal.