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Alabama Smoker

Post  gwcphoto on Mon May 12, 2008 2:48 am

Hey everyone, I am from Huntsville, AL and have been smoking for couple of years now on a Chargriller. I purchased a Frontier from Fred's and received it this past Friday. Smoked a pork butt on Saturday which turned out perfect. with two stackers the heat maxed out and held at 225 for about 8 hours. On Sunday (today) I used 3 stackers full of split chicken breasts. With water in pan I could only get temp up to 190 in top. Would not budge any higher. I finally removed the water pan and temp shot to 275 and the chicken on bottom stacker cooked faster than I wanted to. The smoker only has one vent on bottom. Is it possible for me to purchase two more vents and install myself? BTW, I was missing one part in the box. One upper toggle latch piece. Where can I get one of these? Does Fred's carry extra or am I out of luck?

I really did enjoy my Frontier this weekend. I also have to find a way to anchor it since it is so light or the wind will blow it away.

Glenn

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Re: Alabama Smoker

Post  Mack on Mon May 12, 2008 8:09 am

Hi Glenn and welcome to the forum.
Email me your details to ian@probbq.co.uk and I'll get some stuff sent out to you.

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Re: Alabama Smoker

Post  Pig Headed on Tue May 13, 2008 12:07 am

Welcome to the forum Glenn.
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Re: Alabama Smoker

Post  bowhnter on Tue May 13, 2008 12:48 am

Welcome!
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Re: Alabama Smoker

Post  Roxy on Tue May 13, 2008 5:04 am

Welcome to the forum Glenn..

One thing you will find with the Frontier.. You got some customer service unlike anything you have experienced.

Not to mention an awesome cooker.
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Thanks!

Post  gwcphoto on Wed May 14, 2008 2:31 pm

Thanks guys for the welcome! I went for years and years and (more) years grillin very poorly to the point that I went without a grill for 15 years. I watched a video many years ago of a man showing how to grill various types of meats. I followed his approach and not bad! I grilled only for a few years before I tried smoking. Well, disaster set in again. I waited awhile and researched on internet and found some you tube videos that helped me understand the basics. I still have a crap load of learning and practicing to come but I am up to it. Really having fun. Funny, the better I get at it seems like the more friends I have. Even my children come over more often.

I haven't gotten into making my own rubs and sauces yet. Just using bottled stuff. Maybe some day.

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Post  Roxy on Wed May 14, 2008 10:46 pm

gwcphoto wrote:Thanks guys for the welcome! I went for years and years and (more) years grillin very poorly to the point that I went without a grill for 15 years. I watched a video many years ago of a man showing how to grill various types of meats. I followed his approach and not bad! I grilled only for a few years before I tried smoking. Well, disaster set in again. I waited awhile and researched on internet and found some you tube videos that helped me understand the basics. I still have a crap load of learning and practicing to come but I am up to it. Really having fun. Funny, the better I get at it seems like the more friends I have. Even my children come over more often.

I haven't gotten into making my own rubs and sauces yet. Just using bottled stuff. Maybe some day.

That is the fun of making real BBQ, it is a life long journey with some damn fine eats along the way. Don't be afraid of trying to make your own rubs and sauces. If your up for it, I have posted a couple sauce recipes here that are easy to make that will get you started..
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Post  gwcphoto on Thu May 15, 2008 3:37 am

Thanks Roxy - always scared to screw up a good piece of meat I guess. I will find your recipes and give them a whirl this weekend. Well, I have to photograph a wedding Saturday so it might be Sunday.

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Re: Alabama Smoker

Post  Dr_KY on Thu May 15, 2008 10:58 am

Welcome to the forum and addiction we all know as slow and low.
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