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  • Keiferr
    Club Member
    • Jun 2018
    • 963
    • Southeast Michigan

    First cook on modified COS

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ID:	585102 i wrote a few weeks ago about the mods I did on my COS. I finally cooked on it today. Just some baby backs for simplicity. I use lump, so I put some in the cooker area then put the deflector plate on to make it indirect. Got to temp well. Had a chimney of lump ready to go in the fire box for when it needed refueled. Used it after about 3 hours. Maintained temp well, no real severe smoke leaks. Overall I think it’s a success. This was a practice cook with just 2 slabs. I have an event in a couple weeks and will be doing 6 slabs. It’ll cook!
  • RonB
    Club Member
    • Apr 2016
    • 12558
    • Near Richmond VA
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    #2
    Congrats on getting the mods to work.

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    • Mr. Bones
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      #3
      Great Job, there, Brother!!!!

      Did ya use some chunks / splits, or was th lump suited to yer desired smoke profile fer this cook?

      Jus wonderin; there ain't no wrong way to make Great Food!!! ...

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      • tbob4
        tbob4 commented
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        Great questions! Fantastic looking food on a COS. Lots of new members are asking questions about their COS' regarding smoke, methods, control etc. I noticed his smoke vent was about in the position that I used to put my COS' which turned out some of the best food I ever cooked. Great job Keiferr !
        Last edited by tbob4; October 28, 2018, 08:26 PM.

      • Keiferr
        Keiferr commented
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        Thanks! I added a couple hickory chunks just because.

      • Keiferr
        Keiferr commented
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        Thanks tbob4! I may also extend the stack into the cooking area for different smoke circulation.
    • JGo37
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      • Apr 2018
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      #4
      I'm doing my first smoke on a modified KitchenAid POS tomorrow. A Beef Eye of Round and a Pork Loin - both trimmed boneless full packers. I'll be putting the stuff on before breakfast - I sealed it up with aluminum tape and magnetic sheets, and Lava Lock. 2 of the 3 grates are isolated from radiated heat. I've got to put a cork gasket in the chimney first - I smoked some peppers in it a couple weeks ago and the chimney seat was a sieve.

      Anyway - I'm looking forward to that first real meat cook. I know you were too!! Click image for larger version

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      • Keiferr
        Keiferr commented
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        I may add more gasket material at some point, but it's a go for now! Good luck tomorrow! We'll need pictures of course!
    • Jerod Broussard
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      #5
      Great job on the modding. My lid fit more like a shoe box and I had to put rails with gasket for the lid to rest on. Twas worth it fo sho.

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      • mrteddyprincess
        Club Member
        • Sep 2018
        • 341

        #6
        I think it's important to control the temp, and if you're controlling and maintaining the temp, it's gonna be good whether you're smoker is fancy or a COS. Great job from a fellow COSer!

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        • bardsleyque
          Club Member
          • Oct 2015
          • 598
          • Snoqualmie Wa.

          #7
          I used to have a couple of those. Made some pretty good que on them,I also overloaded a few times,then maybe not so good!

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          • Keiferr
            Club Member
            • Jun 2018
            • 963
            • Southeast Michigan

            #8
            bardsleyque, I made an elevated second grid for it. I haven't overloaded it yet.

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            • Henrik
              Founding Member - Moderator Emeritus
              • Jul 2014
              • 4241
              • Stockholm, Sweden

              #9
              Great to hear everything's working as planned, good job on the mod! And smart move to do some practice cooks, that' what I do whenever I use a new cooker too.

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