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    I've been reading stuff on this site for 2-3 years now. Love the website, and I have a signed copy of Meathead's book. I currently own both a 22 inch and a 26 inch weber grills. Love them. have used the slow & sear on the bigger grill and the smokenator 2000 on the smaller one. I finally purchased my dream smoker. The 20" Horizon RD Special Marshall Smoker. One problem. It arrived yesterday, without thermometers and a manual. I talked to Horizon, and they are sending out. That said, I would like to break it in as soon as possible. Any advice is welcome.

    #2
    Welcome to The Pit. Sorry, but I can't help. However, I'm sure that someone will be along in a bit who can help.

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      #3
      Glad you are posting, but I know nothing about your cooker.

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        #4
        since ya jus introduced yerself,

        Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!

        I have a Horizon 20" Classic, what would ya like to know / how may I be of any assistance to ya, brother/ (sister?)
        Last edited by Mr. Bones; October 10, 2018, 01:02 PM.

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          #5
          Well yer battin a 1000 for us’ns Who can’t help ya. But as you said, but, welcome, eat good & have fun, especially with yer new cooker.
          Spoke to soon Ol Bonesy to the rescue.

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            #6
            Hey Schimmel. Congrats on the dream smoker! Feels good don't it? Don't forget to post some pics We're (ok I'm)a nosy lot.

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              #7
              While I don't have the Horizon, I do have an offset, and have used several offsets, both large trailer mounted and small patio models, over the years.

              I would advise taking out the food grates, giving them a good washing with the hose and some dish soap, and then build a fire in the firebox to dry everything out, and burn off any manufacturing residue. Try to get it up to 350 or so for maybe an hour. After that I would break it in with a good cook of ribs/butts/brisket/whatever!

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              • Troutman
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                I'd also recommend a good spray down with some Pam or other cooking spray before the burn in.

              • jfmorris
                jfmorris commented
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                Good idea Troutman - it's been so LONG since I had a new cooker I've forgotten that part. I do spray oil on my new cooking grates when replacing them in my Weber Kettle. Next replacement will be stainless so that won't be an issue.

              #8
              Thank you for your continued support! We do appreciate it!

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                #9
                Greetings from Colorado ...

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                  #10
                  I have a question back at you:

                  Was it worth it, to destroy any chance you might have had to win the Gold Medal Giveaway?

                  Just kidding, welcome to the discussion!
                  Last edited by Mosca; October 10, 2018, 01:43 PM.

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                  • Mr. Bones
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                    Ya still got a chance at Th Gold, trust me...
                    Post away!
                    SchimmelHaus

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                  This is my new smoker. I plan to break it in this weekend. Thanks for all the help.

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                  • Troutman
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                    Nice collection !!!

                  • jfmorris
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                    Beautiful!

                  • tbob4
                    tbob4 commented
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                    That is a really nice unit. You will love it. jfmorris 's advice about the grill's is spot-on and Troutman 's about the spray down. I use olive oil for the initial seasoning and then spam after cleanings.

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                  That is a piece of art.

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                    #13
                    Welcome from Minnesota. Post some cooks off that nice new smoker.

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                      #14
                      Welcome from Winnipeg. Great looking smoker. Man, now I need one too. Mr. Bones , why am I not surprised you own one too.

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                        #15
                        So where ya been, we been waitn' for ya ??

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