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Pig_Farmer
12-05-2017, 07:31 AM
Picked up the new (to me) smoker this past weekend. I had to drive to San Antonio to get it. About an 11hr drive. I left Albuquerque Friday morning @ 0500 (NM time) got into SA around 1700 (Tx time). Just west of SA we hit rush hour traffic!!! It took us 2 hours to get to the north side of town and into Schertz. I havenít been In traffic that bad since I lived in STL. Got to the hotel about 1900. So, we didnít make it to any of the BBQ spots that were so kindly suggested by the Brethren. Picked up the smoker (now referred to as ďFat ManĒ) around 0915 Saturday. Headed out of SA around 1030 (Tx time) with Fat Man in tow. Pulled back into Alb. Around 2200 (NM time). 25.5hrs of driving in less than 48hr. Woke up early Sunday morning, couldnít wait to fire that puppy up. I wanted to check all the temp zones and temp controls. But why would you fire up the smoker if you werenít going to put some meat on it. Ran to the store picked up 4 fatties (2 sage and 2 hot) and some beer. Rubbed them down and tossed em in. The neighbor asked if the smoker was still hot, it was, she threw some chicken legs my way. Rubbed em and tossed em in. (Didnít get pics of the chicken.) All in all, I fell in love with Fat Man as soon as it came up to temp. Only needed to feed a log every 45mins to an hour or so. I think I used around 10-12 logs all day. Played with temp for around 12+ hours. Itís going to take some using to get used to it. But that is the fun part. I think I will plan for some meat sweats this coming weekend.

electron_si
12-05-2017, 07:36 AM
That’s a nice rig. How much did it set you back.

ModelMaker
12-05-2017, 07:41 AM
New to you?? It looks new period.
Good.
Ed

Pig_Farmer
12-05-2017, 07:44 AM
Thatís a nice rig. How much did it set you back.

4600. It's an East Texas Smoker. Brand new they are in the 8000 range with all the extras that it has. The best upgrade is the insulated fire box.

electron_si
12-05-2017, 07:45 AM
4600. It's an East Texas Smoker. Brand new they are in the 8000 range with all the extras that it has. The best upgrade is the insulated fire box.

Thatís an awesome deal. It looks brand new

Pig_Farmer
12-05-2017, 07:45 AM
New to you?? It looks new period.
Good.
Ed

It is a year old, garage kept, and only used about a dozen times. Found it on CL.

Stlsportster
12-05-2017, 07:48 AM
Great looking pit. You're gonna have fun with that !

Czarbecue
12-05-2017, 07:59 AM
I would have driven further for that deal! Nice rig. First picture looks like you have a big ass wood basket but I guess that was just the lid :icon_blush:

Pig_Farmer
12-05-2017, 08:04 AM
It is a big wood basket.

bonz50
12-05-2017, 08:21 AM
lots of room to weld in some add-ons if you need. like say, a flat-top griddle :D

sweet rig though!!!

SmittyJonz
12-05-2017, 12:32 PM
Oh Ya.! Plenty of Room to add an Insulated Cabinet Smoker and a Santa Maria Grill.!

Big George's BBQ
12-05-2017, 01:07 PM
Very Nice Congrats and Enjoy

Vicar
12-05-2017, 01:12 PM
Congrats to to a happy cooking/smoking.

THoey1963
12-05-2017, 03:27 PM
Nice pit. And glad you could experience our SATX traffic. It's lovely this time of year...

Czarbecue
12-05-2017, 03:48 PM
I already see two burners. Maybe you can get this:

https://tejassmokers.com/Camp-Stove-Carts/23#GRIDDLE

el luchador
12-05-2017, 04:00 PM
That is a fiiine looking cooker

BillN
12-05-2017, 04:54 PM
Suuuweeeet... Congratulations!

pitbossJB
12-05-2017, 05:01 PM
Looks good!!

Pig_Farmer
12-06-2017, 07:41 AM
Oh Ya.! Plenty of Room to add an Insulated Cabinet Smoker and a Santa Maria Grill.!

Plan on hauling my UDS for now. But, already looking at a small IC. Just need to wait for the money tree to bloom. :becky:

I already see two burners. Maybe you can get this:

https://tejassmokers.com/Camp-Stove-Carts/23#GRIDDLE

I plan on welding up a removable ring for one of the burners that way my disco will sit on it nicely. I haven't thought of using the burners for the griddle, but I have a large griddle that I use for my camping stove that I can use on the burners as well. Great idea. :idea:

Notorious Q.U.E.
12-06-2017, 08:46 PM
Very nice score, it’s a thrill getting a top shelf cooker for thousands less, congrats

HumboldtSmokeBBQ
12-07-2017, 01:51 PM
That thing is a beaut, and it looks brand new. congrats.

SMetroHawkeye
12-07-2017, 08:28 PM
Congrats on the new rig - sheís a real beauty! Interested to hear more about the 12 hour tinker temp testing. How was the insulated firebox - vent positioning change much from your previous cookers to dial in temps?

LordRiffenstein
12-08-2017, 06:23 AM
Wow, that's an awesome rig! I wish I had a reason to get a big a$$ smoker! Congratulations!

Bigbass300
12-08-2017, 06:28 AM
Great looking Cooker...Congratz!