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el luchador
11-22-2017, 02:53 PM
Pun intended.
Old country Pecos in great condition with cover for under 200.

Score!

tom b
11-22-2017, 03:00 PM
nice score and with a cover to boot :thumb: get a fire in that smoker man

Big George's BBQ
11-22-2017, 03:02 PM
Very Nice Congrats and Enjoy

CptKaos
11-22-2017, 04:01 PM
Congrats, solid cooker. Now do your best to burn it out :)

Larry

ronbrad62
11-22-2017, 04:04 PM
Now it's time to get the thin blue rolling and post some cook pics. Nice score, BTW.

el luchador
11-22-2017, 04:38 PM
Thanks all.
First lesson - it takes an hour to get the thin blue smoke , even if the sticks are on fire.

Finally got it though

https://youtu.be/7bEzk11KKQU

Notorious Q.U.E.
11-22-2017, 05:59 PM
Nice score! Welcome to the stick burner side

DubfromGA
11-22-2017, 06:18 PM
Excellent place to run your Pecos.

Much better view than I have when I run my Pecos, lol.

Great score.

Great smoker.

Get a stash of hickory and other woods and get ready to feed the beast.

I've run my Pecos a couple times and have been able to get thin blue smoke in a fairly quick time.

I begin with a layer of Kingsford from a full chimney load.....then lay some dry wood over the hot coals....and run it with the door & smoke stack both wide open.

A buddy gave me a tip to leave the door wide open for a few minutes after laying new sticks in there for a few minutes...then close door with vent fully open.

It worked like a charm.

Excellent smokers that are well laid out.

http://i.imgur.com/w4ju20q.jpg?1 (https://imgur.com/w4ju20q)


http://i.imgur.com/VA9smJg.jpg?1 (https://imgur.com/VA9smJg)


http://i.imgur.com/lxPI91s.jpg?1 (https://imgur.com/lxPI91s)



Initial look after placing the first sticks over the KBB.....



http://i.imgur.com/CH7AsYK.jpg?1 (https://imgur.com/CH7AsYK)




View 20 mins later.......


http://i.imgur.com/HmSwcMq.jpg?2 (https://imgur.com/HmSwcMq)







You are gonna love that smoker....and again, very sweet location to smoke yer meat.

tom b
11-22-2017, 06:37 PM
I have only had my offset for a few months but I have had great luck getting the cooker ready to cook in 20 min or less using the weed burner, it has changed my life. Not only for the offset but the santa maria and barrel are ready in no time also.

Nuco59
11-22-2017, 06:40 PM
Grats on the new iron. Had 2 different ones in my sights during the summer but could not get the sellers to respond. People are strange- I would have thought the reason you posted it on CL was to sell it. /shrug

SmittyJonz
11-22-2017, 07:04 PM
:thumb:

el luchador
11-22-2017, 08:46 PM
Excellent place to run your Pecos.

Much better view than I have when I run my Pecos, lol.

Great score.

Great smoker.

Get a stash of hickory and other woods and get ready to feed the beast.

I've run my Pecos a couple times and have been able to get thin blue smoke in a fairly quick time.

I begin with a layer of Kingsford from a full chimney load.....then lay some dry wood over the hot coals....and run it with the door & smoke stack both wide open.

A buddy gave me a tip to leave the door wide open for a few minutes after laying new sticks in there for a few minutes...then close door with vent fully open.

It worked like a charm.

Excellent smokers that are well laid out.


Initial look after placing the first sticks over the KBB.....



http://i.imgur.com/CH7AsYK.jpg?1 (https://imgur.com/CH7AsYK)




View 20 mins later.......








You are gonna love that smoker....and again, very sweet location to smoke yer meat.


These pics are from the seller. I couldn't afford a place that nice.


I have only had my offset for a few months but I have had great luck getting the cooker ready to cook in 20 min or less using the weed burner, it has changed my life. Not only for the offset but the santa maria and barrel are ready in no time also.

I'll have to give that a try thanks

Grats on the new iron. Had 2 different ones in my sights during the summer but could not get the sellers to respond. People are strange- I would have thought the reason you posted it on CL was to sell it. /shrug

They don't respond then if they do sell it they leave the ad on so you can take time to ask any it only for them to respond "sold"

:thumb:

Mucho gracias

el luchador
11-22-2017, 08:59 PM
Beef short ribs about to hit the 6 hour mark

tom b
11-22-2017, 09:18 PM
put it to work, thats what I'm talking about!

el luchador
11-22-2017, 10:21 PM
ok, first cook with the pecos is in the books.

el luchador
11-25-2017, 01:07 AM
So I think the seller got rid of this unit because he was getting inconsistent results.

I think I know why. The gauge he bought (I think it's the old country one) is pure unadulterated JUNK!!

compared to me Thermoworks gauge it would sometimes read high, sometimes low , sometimes spot on.

One time it read 250 degrees and the other gauge read 250 .another time it was showing 250 degrees and the thermoWorks gauge was showing 335 degrees. crazy.

I could see how depending on this stupid gauge could have got him bad results that made him sell it.

Moral -please don't buy a junk gauge