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SteveKing
09-02-2016, 04:06 PM
http://i.imgur.com/KhbvZdG.jpg (http://imgur.com/KhbvZdG)

jayman
09-02-2016, 04:18 PM
Nice! Did you find it in Sioux Falls or have to order it?

SteveKing
09-02-2016, 04:52 PM
Nice! Did you find it in Sioux Falls or have to order it?

Ordered it from Lowe's. Had them price match walmart

SmittyJonz
09-02-2016, 05:18 PM
Let's see some Smoke........ :heh:

jayman
09-02-2016, 06:49 PM
Thanks, been looking at them for a while. will see if i pull the trigger!

Happy Hapgood
09-02-2016, 06:52 PM
Congratulations. That's a nice rig.

Titch
09-02-2016, 06:57 PM
New toy :whoo::whoo:

Ham14
09-02-2016, 07:21 PM
Always nice to get a new toy.

SteveKing
09-02-2016, 08:12 PM
Got really excited. Went to the hardware store and bought all stainless steel replacement hardware (cost about $30). Got home followed the instructions. Got to the last step... put the door on.

Ugghhh! The door doesn't fit! Going to have to call customer service :(
Stay tuned. We'll see how good their CS is... I was really hoping to use this on Labor Day

SteveKing
09-02-2016, 08:31 PM
Ugh, called CS and they are closed! Gotta call back tomorrow

pjayt
09-02-2016, 08:48 PM
sweeeeeet !!!!!

ssv3
09-02-2016, 10:05 PM
Very cool!! Looking forward to the cooks.

Sol00
09-03-2016, 06:57 AM
Sweeettt!

SteveKing
09-03-2016, 11:09 AM
Calling CS right now. There is a 20 minute wait! And no option for having them call me back - horrible hold music.

Tested the thermometer in boiling water. It was off by 30*. I wonder if that's even worth complaining about to CS because I'm sure if they send me a new one it'll probably be off too.


UPDATE:
CS system was down. But after some words they are supposed to send me a new door. It'll ship on Tuesday because of the holiday. No new smoker for me for Labor Day :cry:. I didn't bother asking for a new thermometer because they frustrated me a bit. The woman said "Well congratz on your new grill...even though you can't use it." Thanks for rubbing it in. Weber certainly has much smoother CS.

SteveKing
09-08-2016, 11:21 AM
So I called CS today, because I never got a shipping confirmation the last two days. It turns out they plain forgot about me. I was still in the system with what I wanted but had been looked over. So now my order is in. 7-10 days for shipping. "Wait? They told me they could expedite the delivery when I first called." - "Sorry we cannot do that."

:mad2: :frusty:

I better be extremely happy with this cooker because I'm already regretting not getting a pit from Academy now because of their CS. I was supposed to be cooking on this pit for Labor Day.

Groundhog66
09-08-2016, 11:32 AM
Sorry to hear of your troubles, but the good new is, you should be able to make an adjustment on the thermometer to get it dialed in.

SteveKing
09-08-2016, 11:35 AM
you should be able to make an adjustment on the thermometer to get it dialed in.

I don't see any adjustment screw on it

mcyork28
09-08-2016, 10:35 PM
This is killing me. I have been considering one of these and have been looking forward to a Brethren review.

SteveKing
09-14-2016, 08:20 PM
Got the new door today. I unwrapped it, and started to put it on. To find out, yet again it doesn't fit! Luckily enough this time the problem was just with a single hinge out of whack, so I bent it a touch and got the door to swing close very nicely!!

I'm super stoked and excited about it! I bought a replacement River Country thermo, along with a second RC thermo to install into the door. I also purchased a WSM probe gasket that I plan on installing as well. I'm thinking I'm going to install that on the cook chamber, but I'll give it a better look over tomorrow and make sure where I end up putting it makes sense.

I still need to source some firewood in Sioux Falls, though. Sioux is native american for "Land of No Trees"

Bob C Cue
09-14-2016, 08:31 PM
Back to the Brethren roots! Congrats!

Groundhog66
09-14-2016, 08:36 PM
I don't see any adjustment screw on it

It's usually not an adjustment screw, the the nut at the base of the probe that can turn. Start the vid at about the :25 sec mark, it shows what I'm talking about.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpJULQICiGM

SmittyJonz
09-14-2016, 11:29 PM
Some River Countrys are adjustable and some ain't .........will say in Title/name.......

SmittyJonz
09-14-2016, 11:32 PM
Amazon.com: 3" River Country (RC-T3) Easy Mount Adjustable BBQ, Grill, Smoker Thermometer (100 to 550 F): Kitchen & Dining

I don't need an Exact thermo - long as it's relatively close works for me..........+/- 10-15* at 300*

SteveKing
09-15-2016, 11:11 AM
I just tossed the one that came with the pit. Perhaps I could have adjusted it, the RC thermos that I got in are a bit hefty, feel much nicer. I'll keep those on the pit