Re: New to the Game
I have the same smoker and it's good cooker. The only issue I had as that it eats up a lot of fuel, so you will need to baby-sit it a lot before you learn its little ins & outs. I also put an extension on the smoke stackon the inside (about 3") so that it would regulate the smoke and heat a little better. I have had mine for about 10 years know and I have never painted it or coated it with oil, I just use it and scrape the inside top from time to time to get rid of some of the flakes that build up over time. I also put a foil pan in front of the firebox to help regulate the heat otherwise it just billows in and over cooks the stuff nearest the firebox. I put a foil pan with water next to the firebox as well to add moisture.
Nexgrill Gas #720-0617
Bar-B Chef Outdoor oven/smoker
New Braunfels Black Diamond Offset
WSM 22.5" Bullet