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Old Smokey 22" Beginner

Postby jalapen.yo.mouth » Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:56 pm

New to this forum place never done one before. Looking for anything bbq related and hoping to find Old Smokey enthusiast. Been grilling on my old smokey for over a year amazed at the results I get. But still too scared to try wilder cooks. Looking for advice and inspiration. Image

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Re: Old Smokey 22

Postby OldUsedParts » Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:25 am

Howdy :texas: and Welcome to the Forum :salut: - - - speaking from my own experience, I don't think you'll find a better bunch of willing, helpful and knowledgeable Members that the ones on here. So just ask all the questions you want to and please share your pics, recipes and ideas with us when you can. Good Luck with your Old Smokey :tup:
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Postby woodenvisions » Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:22 am

3 things..

1 : WELCOME
2 : remember pics
3 : your forum name is AWESOME !


I know OUP is down with that.That guy LIVES on peppers and own yawns lol
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Re: Old Smokey 22" Beginner

Postby woodenvisions » Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:25 am

Oh, and btw..
Don't be scared to try new things.
We all tried new things. Some cooks were scores, some were fouls lol.
Its all good :)
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Postby jalapen.yo.mouth » Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:39 am

woodenvisions wrote:Oh, and btw..
Don't be scared to try new things.
We all tried new things. Some cooks were scores, some were fouls lol.
Its all good :)

For sure trying new things is a most to learn. My biggest problem right now is I either use too much fuel or too little fuel. Thanks for the kudos on my online handle. Nice play on words there. We'll be posting as much as possible with tried and true cooks and new experiments glorious or failures.

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Re: Old Smokey 22

Postby Txdragon » Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:59 am

Welcome! I loved my little R2D2 smoker! (Hope you get the Star Wars reference there). Too much fuel or not enough? You can certainly have not enough, but I've certainly tested the limit of too much and I have discovered it's all about control. You'll certainly need enough wood or charcoal to obtain and sustain your desired temp, but where "too much" comes in is fire control. If you get a handle on your airflow and fire management, you can control how fast that pile burns. What would you consider a wild cook? I'm more intimidated by fish and poultry than I am whole hog or beef quarters. I believe the term wild cook to be relatively subjective.
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Postby OldUsedParts » Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:13 pm

Txdragon wrote:I loved my little R2D2 smoker!


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Re: Old Smokey 22" Beginner

Postby jalapen.yo.mouth » Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:17 pm

Txdragon

Totally got the star wars reference there.

As far as wild cooks I'm talking briskets (I am use to see them get cooked on UDS and offset smokers). That's my main goal to do and master. I grill leg thighs and stuffed chicken breast all the time, feel confident on those part s of the chicken. I have yet to do a whole bird. Want to play with lamb heard lamb is great when smoked.

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Re: Old Smokey 22" Beginner

Postby bsooner75 » Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:41 pm

Welcome jalapeño!

I grew up watching my grandmother grill chicken on an Old Smokey. My first grill (many years ago) was an Old Smokey and I loved it!

Hopefully there will be some people with more recent experience.

Those tall legs are pretty cool. Is that an add on they offer now or did you have then built?


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Re: Old Smokey 22

Postby egghead » Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:25 pm

Welcome

BTW - haven't been to it but there is an Old Smokey throwdown in Galveston.

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Postby jalapen.yo.mouth » Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:28 pm

bsooner75 wrote:Welcome jalapeño!

I grew up watching my grandmother grill chicken on an Old Smokey. My first grill (many years ago) was an Old Smokey and I loved it!

Hopefully there will be some people with more recent experience.

Those tall legs are pretty cool. Is that an add on they offer now or did you have then built?


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The legs are add ons. I stand at 6 foot 1 and didn't want to be hunched over the grill. Great add on for the old smokey. I listened to a review a guy left on Amazon.

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Postby jalapen.yo.mouth » Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:30 pm

egghead wrote:Welcome

BTW - haven't been to it but there is an Old Smokey throwdown in Galveston.

Google is your friend - "Galveston Old Smokey"

I'm on that now! Thank you!!!

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Re: Old Smokey 22

Postby Txdragon » Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:26 am

jalapen.yo.mouth wrote:Txdragon

Totally got the star wars reference there.

As far as wild cooks I'm talking briskets (I am use to see them get cooked on UDS and offset smokers). That's my main goal to do and master. I grill leg thighs and stuffed chicken breast all the time, feel confident on those part s of the chicken. I have yet to do a whole bird. Want to play with lamb heard lamb is great when smoked.

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Look into ways to modify it similarly to a UDS. A heat deflector below the grate for cooks like brisket and pork butt. I had mine set up much like you'd see a UDS today, long before they were really popular, and I'd crank out the same quality that you'd expect from a good drum now.
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Re: Old Smokey 22

Postby mrxlh » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:47 pm

I own 3 22's an 18, and a 14 for our camper. The Old Smokey is about as good as it gets for a combination smoker slash grill. Here is a pic of my setup.

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Re: Old Smokey 22

Postby mrxlh » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:56 pm

As far as modifying it for long cooks, that is unnecessary, all you need to do is use the snake method. I have done a 6lb. boston butt for 8-9 hours, as well as home made beef jerky for 11 hours. Over the last several years of cooking on all 3 sizes of Old Smokeys, I like the 22 the best as indirect is very easy on it due to the size. I never adjust my bottom vent, it is set slightly less than half open.

It is a rib machine for sure.

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