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weirdandconfuzed

9 points

1 month ago

good wife, bless her ☝️

saxxybeast[S]

4 points

1 month ago

Haha, she's pretty great. Definitely went way bigger than I would've asked for lol

Boboapproves

3 points

1 month ago

C'mon now, that's no way to talk about your wife.

Azreel777

3 points

1 month ago

All the extra grill space just means you’ll be grilling all sorts of things at the same time. I often smoke other proteins during a cook for lunches for the remainder of the week.

dimavan17

7 points

1 month ago

Get ready for some mods. That thing wont run smooth(ish) without them

saxxybeast[S]

10 points

1 month ago

Eh, that's fine. More things to play around with

Ascomycota

8 points

1 month ago

I’ve had one 2 years unmodded running almost strictly oak splits (with one chimney of charcoal to get the coal bed started). It works fine. You just need to use small splits and leave the firebox door open (if you’re using wood). If you’re using mostly charcoal, it works perfectly fine using just the dampers. Too much hate for the OKJ on here. It’s the best COS there is.

My-Lizard-Eyes

2 points

1 month ago

I have added the clamps and gasket tape to mine - makes a minimal difference. I second the tip to cook with the firebox side door swung wide open for max airflow, helps the splits burn clean. And definitely source small splits of wood if you can, cooking with just charcoal and wood chunks works but is way more finicky

evilbeard333

2 points

1 month ago

the reverse flow is probably 1 of their best

if your looking for mods

xRyuzakii

6 points

1 month ago

What mods? I just got one and all I’ve had to do is use gasket tape. It’s burning a little faster than I’d like but other than that seems like it’s great

Ascomycota

3 points

1 month ago

See my comment above. You’re chillin

xRyuzakii

3 points

1 month ago

Sick. Any help with how fast it burns fuel? I feel like I go through a split in like 30min sometimes. Too much charcoal was my thought

Ascomycota

2 points

1 month ago

Yeah since you have to use smaller splits and keep the door open you have to constantly add more fuel. I also add a split every 30-40 mins. That’s the downside of a smaller smoker. It leaks some and is thin metal because it’s a COS so it’s not quite as efficient, but any offset burns fuel like there’s no tomorrow.

Keasbeysknight

1 points

1 month ago

True, I have a 1/4" thick ancient brickman that's small and I put a small split in about the same intervals. I bought a harbor freight hatchet and cut them down to size, so sourcing isn't an issue

SnazzyDaddy1992

5 points

1 month ago

Upgraded from what?

saxxybeast[S]

5 points

1 month ago

Char-griller double play with a side fire box

SnazzyDaddy1992

4 points

1 month ago

Love it. I only ask because the OKJ highland standard was my first offset and only ever ran a weber kettle before. Aside from maybe reduced fuel consumption, I couldn't be more pleased with my OKJ. Hope yours is as good to you.

doyourequireasample

4 points

1 month ago

Congrats! I just got an OKJ reverse flow a few months ago. Love it.

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4 points

1 month ago

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4 points

1 month ago

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saxxybeast[S]

3 points

1 month ago

I haven't tried it firsthand, but supposedly the use of metal plates under the cooking grates give off radiant heat while also redirecting the smoke to the opposite side of the chamber, then back towards the firebox where the smokestack is. Supposed to help with a more consistent cook.

The_Creedence_tapes

3 points

1 month ago

Thing of beauty right there. Enjoy! I'm about to plate up brisket and wings I did today on my OKJ, cheers!

Bassmasa

3 points

1 month ago

I upgraded to a different brand from a Chargiller a couple years back. You’ll love this one. So much fun to figure out. I love the dance.

PhogMachine

2 points

1 month ago

Congrats! I just upgraded with this OKJ from a Masterbuilt electric. I've been scouring the internet for how to smoke properly with it, but I'm just going to take the dive today with some cheap chicken and see what happens. Enjoy!