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Old 06-17-2019, 04:38 PM   #1
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Default El Rey in the Driveway!!

Last Thursday I towed my new-to-me El Rey Smoker 500 miles to its new home!!! I’m so excited and happy just looking at, cannot wait to try it out! As always seems to be the case, I left town for the weekend and was not able to start a fire until early evening yesterday.

The specs: 48”x24” cook chamber; upper and lower cooking grates; insulated Fire box is huge - 24x24x28, “top flow” traditional offset; grate-level exhaust; SS shelf, 5” diameter ss exhaust; grease drain; trailer-mounted 12 ft L x 5 ft W.

Minor issues include broken lower hinge on fire box door, paint damage on lid from running too hot, fire box gasket is a bit shredded, fire box grate expanded metal heat damage (small hole), a little rust inside and minor rust on undercarriage, the rig was stored outside and not covered or properly cared for (until now). And no plates or registration or spare tire made for a high risk, high reward drive home with a happy ending!!
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Old 06-17-2019, 04:46 PM   #2
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Nice looking pit.
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Old 06-17-2019, 04:47 PM   #3
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That's an awesome smoker! I bet it cleans up very nicely. El Rey seems to be out of business as far as I can tell.
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That's an awesome smoker! I bet it cleans up very nicely. El Rey seems to be out of business as far as I can tell.
Thanks, it already looks better after scraping the inside. Mostly minor surface rust on the inside bottom of cooker. My guess is rain came through the stack and ponded for a while!

You may be correct about El Rey being currently out of business...too bad it’s a very high quality smoker!
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Old 06-17-2019, 05:33 PM   #5
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That's awesome! Congrats on getting it looking forward to seeing some cooks on it.
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Old 06-17-2019, 05:36 PM   #6
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That's a great looking cooker!

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Nice! What time's dinner neighbor? Looks like your going to have a lot of fun with that pit.
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Congrats Greg, cool smoker
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Congratulations...
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Nice pit Greg!
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Very nice!

One of these days, I’m going to have to get off the fence about a new pit.
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Very nice congrats and enjoy
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Very nice looking rig. Have fun!
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