She finally CAME!!! I’m talkin’ bout my SMOKER~~ Hey, c’mon this is a family blog. The BACKWOODS PARTY arrived today. MERRY CHRISTMAS and THANK YOU SANTA!
This unit was in a SERIOUS CRATE. Make sure you have a hammer and crowbar ready. You don't want to hold up the driver any longer than necessary. You must inspect the unit BEFORE the driver departs.
I fired her up this evening for a ‘seasoning’. Sprayed the entire unit with cooking spray and fired her up. Put in ½ a chimney starter and a 2 small pieces of cherry/bark. Temperature jumped up to 400+ while I was havin’ a Christmas beverage with the neighbor. I closed side vents (left one side about 1/4inch open) and am waiting for the cool down to about 250-300. I will let it sit there for about 3-4 hours and she’ll be just about ready. Next time, I will throw some cheap birds in there for some grease...then she's ready.
Since tomorrow is Christmas Eve ‘EVE’ and THEN Christmas Eve I will be at the JET/GIANT game THEN Christmas Day. I will not be able to have the ‘first official smoke’ until next week. I will let you know when that happens.
I will say, I MUST give PROPS to Kevin Rundell of
. Kevin is a Backwoods dealer 'round this part
of Coxsackie, NY . I contacted Kevin via the BBQ BRETHREN website. New York
It was a LITTLE unnerving to send a check for over $1500—to a dude I never met! However, the
brotherhood. Kevin was true to his
word. Kevin was also kind enough to hook
me up after we discussed the fact that shipping ($400) exceed the original
of Thin Blue Smoke
If you are looking for a Backwoods contact Kevin – a certified Backwoods Dealer.
By the way, Backwoods Smokers PROUDLY MADE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!! Dixie, Louisiana.
SMOKE IT UP!
Gran Pappy of Pork~~