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doubt3
08-01-2016, 01:51 PM
I was off work Friday waiting on a freezer delivery and there was no rain forecast, so it was time for seasoning the new Shirley.

Inside generously coated with 4 cans of Pam and a nice small fire going:
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Rolling along nicely eventually stabilizing at at 275 (2 splits added to some lump charcoal that was lit in the chimney):
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Wanted to really heat up the oil, so added 2 additional splits and got her up to 400 fairly quickly, then closed down the damper a bit:
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After a few hours and getting her back down below 300, it was Nekkid Fatty time:
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Very easy to maintain a temp +/- 25 degrees. Very easy to get up to 400 without having to leave firebox door open. Took a little while to get back down below 300 but that was expected and desired for seasoning.

The custom cover works well although a little cumbersome when trying to put it on due to the extremely durable material.

Did not have time to cook anything else due to family functions this weekend but plan on a butt or brisket this coming weekend if weather permits.

punchy
08-01-2016, 01:55 PM
that is a very good looking smoker. enjoy.

THoey1963
08-01-2016, 01:56 PM
Nice...

cowgirl
08-01-2016, 01:57 PM
Beautiful smoker! Those Shirley's just keep getting better and better. :cool:

Ayvatr
08-01-2016, 02:02 PM
Ahhh real nice! Congrats on the new Shirley Fab.

pjtexas1
08-01-2016, 02:12 PM
congrats! that is one nice cooker.

Norm
08-01-2016, 02:14 PM
Very nice!

I'm jealous!

cheez59
08-01-2016, 02:21 PM
Great looking patina you have started on that sweet smoker.

SmittyJonz
08-01-2016, 02:25 PM
:clap2:

bigreves
08-01-2016, 02:28 PM
That's a farking nice smoker dude! ��

Ron_L
08-01-2016, 02:31 PM
This brought a tear to my eye! Naked fatties rock :rockon:

Congrats on the new toy!

16Adams
08-01-2016, 02:51 PM
Naked: no clothes on
Nekkid: no clothes on and up to something:-)) Lewis Grizzard

Nice cooker, now put them clothes back on before something burns.

BBQDaddio
08-01-2016, 03:09 PM
congrats on that fine looking cooker.

Bigr314
08-01-2016, 03:12 PM
Welcome to the Shirley family. One fine looking cooker. Got her just in time for Tiger season.
I was born and raised in New Orleans, A huge LSU fan. Do not know how old you are, but as a kid I miss going to the LSU-Tulane game at old Tulane stadium. Great times. Go Tigers! My oldest son just graduated from Pitt and the younger son is a junior at Penn State.

Enrico Brandizzi
08-01-2016, 03:35 PM
Complimenti and enjoy it!

angryelfFan
08-01-2016, 03:40 PM
Looks like about the exact model I want to order. Congrats!!

doubt3
08-01-2016, 03:47 PM
Welcome to the Shirley family. One fine looking cooker. Got her just in time for Tiger season.
I was born and raised in New Orleans, A huge LSU fan. Do not know how old you are, but as a kid I miss going to the LSU-Tulane game at old Tulane stadium. Great times. Go Tigers! My oldest son just graduated from Pitt and the younger son is a junior at Penn State.

I have never seen a game at Tulane stadium. Actually, I have only seen Tiger football games at Tiger stadium or the Superdome (for bowl games). Definitely follow Tiger football but I am more of a baseball fan. I've seen LSU/Tulane baseball games at Zephyr Field and the Superdome. I have 1 daughter that graduated from UT-Austin and another that is currently at UL-Lafayette.

Ribeye Republic
08-01-2016, 03:51 PM
Great looking cooker and seems to be very responsive in terms of temp. I will have one of these fine cookers someday.

Congrats

chicagokp
08-01-2016, 04:05 PM
That's a good looking rig!

jeffturnerjr
08-01-2016, 04:18 PM
That put looks impressive!

Springram
08-01-2016, 04:59 PM
Take that pan out of there and get that great looking and wonderful cooker dirty, dirty dirty!
Believe me, you will be able to relax more just knowing you cannot hurt it.

pjtexas1
08-01-2016, 05:10 PM
Take that pan out of there and get that great looking and wonderful cooker dirty, dirty dirty!
Believe me, you will be able to relax more just knowing you cannot hurt it.

:cop::bolt:

BBQ Freak
08-01-2016, 05:23 PM
congrats on you addition to your family .

BillN
08-01-2016, 05:28 PM
Beautiful smoker and a couple of sweet looking fatty's.

DanB
08-02-2016, 07:48 AM
Nice Pit Welcome to the Shirley Family..

oifmarine2003
08-02-2016, 09:59 AM
Welocome to the family!

TowneSA
08-02-2016, 10:15 AM
That is one great looking smoker. ENJOY!!!

fwdiii
08-02-2016, 10:21 AM
Awesome smoker....congrats!!!

OferL
08-02-2016, 10:42 AM
Nice looking cooker!

ttix
08-02-2016, 02:31 PM
Congrats on the Shirley fabrication cooker , your gonna love it :thumb:

Texan79423
08-03-2016, 11:12 AM
Those Shirley's look like some fine cookers. Of course you know you voided the warranty since you did not season with 20 # of chicken quarters. Look it up on page 21 of the 134 page owner's manual for more info.

hachi-roku_fan
08-03-2016, 10:08 PM
What size is that and how do you like it?

Would you mind giving a ballpark figure for it?

I keep bouncing back and forth between something small or something bigger and trailered. While big would be nice, I don't really need something that big with exception to once in a blue moon. That looks like a good size. Congrats on the new cooker!

Chrisc133
08-03-2016, 10:11 PM
What size is that and how do you like it?

Would you mind giving a ballpark figure for it?

I keep bouncing back and forth between something small or something bigger and trailered. While big would be nice, I don't really need something that big with exception to once in a blue moon. That looks like a good size. Congrats on the new cooker!

Get the trailer and just use the vertical warmer box for smaller cooks...best of both worlds. I pick mine up in oct.

doubt3
08-04-2016, 08:36 AM
What size is that and how do you like it?

Would you mind giving a ballpark figure for it?

I keep bouncing back and forth between something small or something bigger and trailered. While big would be nice, I don't really need something that big with exception to once in a blue moon. That looks like a good size. Congrats on the new cooker!

It's a 24x42 with 2 shelf warmer. Love it so far! Main cooking grates are 30x18 and warmer grates are 20x20 which is more than enough space for me. I did get the damper between the main chamber and the warmer to use that space as additional smoker room if needed as well as the damper between firebox and warmer to use as a vertical smoker. It came with an ash/charcoal pan in the warmer to use as a direct grill. I don't see myself ever having to bring it somewhere else to cook. If that need ever arises, I can always use a utility trailer which is how I got it home from the Shirleys. It was around $2200. Hope this helps.