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Thread: Seasoning

  1. #1
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    Cool Seasoning

    Well its 51* and sunny with no rain !!! Time to fire 'em up and season them before tomorrows smoke ! Fired up the chimney, first time i've ever used one, that thing works awesome !!!!

    Got everything all set. Rings loaded about 2/3's full, chimney goin' and bacon grease at the ready ! Using the meat probes to see what the center grate temp. is compared to the side Tel-Tru thermometers are.

    Finally got the temps somewhat dialed in. And. . . . . "WE GOT SMOKE !" Now its time to wipe down the insides and just keep an eye on the temps so i know the valve positions for normal running temp. Its supposed to rain tomorrow, but "I Don't Care", I'm cookin' in it !!!!!!!
    Last edited by Big G; 03-28-2009 at 03:11 PM. Reason: Possible Pic Problem

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    Looking good!
    Yeah those chimneys are amazing...makes me wonder why I used to use the dreaded lighter fluid before....
    ~Brian~
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  3. #3
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    Cool Seasoning

    OK, a little pre-mature on the holding temp ! The small one is holding at a steady 250 on the Tel -Tru. As for the bigger drum, thought it was good but guess not. Went out to check and the temp dropped to 160 !!! So gotta still play around with the valves. Plenty of room left for opening them so i am getting enough air even with all the elbows. One question though. When starting a cook, roughly how many pre-lit coals from the chimney should i dump in the ring ? I dumped @ 15 coals in each. The temp came up real fast. Did i use to many ? Drum temps rose to 250-275 in a matter of 5 minutes. I think it came up too fast and kept rising, then i over adjusted and it went too low. Now I'm bringing it up a little at a time. I am getting close though. Can't wait til tomorrow. I'm already hungry !!!!

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    Well me! I can't see the pics. I'm put'n you up to be "punted" from the site, G!

    Have fun G, even though I can't see a 'n thing.


    Mistakes - It could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others.

  5. #5
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    Nice looking drums G
    ~Mike~
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigAL View Post
    Well me! I can't see the pics. I'm put'n you up to be "punted" from the site, G!

    Have fun G, even though I can't see a 'n thing.

    Sounds like a personal prollem Jason! Everybody else can. Maybe you ought to step up from the dial up connection or sumthin'.

    Quote Originally Posted by Big G View Post
    OK, a little pre-mature on the holding temp ! The small one is holding at a steady 250 on the Tel -Tru. As for the bigger drum, thought it was good but guess not. Went out to check and the temp dropped to 160 !!! So gotta still play around with the valves. Plenty of room left for opening them so i am getting enough air even with all the elbows. One question though. When starting a cook, roughly how many pre-lit coals from the chimney should i dump in the ring ? I dumped @ 15 coals in each. The temp came up real fast. Did i use to many ? Drum temps rose to 250-275 in a matter of 5 minutes. I think it came up too fast and kept rising, then i over adjusted and it went too low. Now I'm bringing it up a little at a time. I am getting close though. Can't wait til tomorrow. I'm already hungry !!!!
    12 to 15 briquettes shoulf be plenty, but rather than dumping them in, try using tongs and placing them right in the center. This will help you control the size of the fire mass and that is critical to maintaining even temps.

    Here's what I use to light my drum


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    looking good
    Life @ Home Party Grill
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    I can see them now, I don't know what the deal was before.

    Nice job G! Those are nice look'n drums.

    Whats the deal w/the miss'n fence? Is that where you run over and "P" in the neighbors yard?

    Nice, clear pics!

    Mistakes - It could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others.

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    i got one of those close to me areas too j/k
    Life @ Home Party Grill
    Char.broil smoker with side fire box
    Grand Cafe Model CG108ALP Out Door Kitchen
    Bradley Smoker
    probally every acces. and gadget known to man
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