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    Lone Star 20x42 is now at home!

    I ordered this Lone Star Grillz 20x42 on Dec. 2 and 82 days later it arrived at the terminal. I chose to pick it up at the terminal from the "git go". I have had lots of troubles with home delivery so I usually pick stuff up with my own trailer. Fortunately I had a friend who helped me retrieve it.

    At the terminal, loaded and strapping down for the 20 minute trip home:

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    At home, ready to bust the crate off:

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    My fantastic helper who had the crate off lickity split:

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    Almost ready to roll off:

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    The two of us rolled it gently off the skid and down the trailer's ramp. Here she is landed on the driveway with a celebratory Peroni. I stuck a small propane cylinder I have under her to see if it fit well for a possible burner assist (highly doubtful I will do it though).

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    Glad the wait is over and will post the first real cook on this thread.




    #2
    Sweet! So get it fired up, seasoned and some meat on it! And some pictures.

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    • Alphonse
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      More below, fingers were working away!

    #3
    Here she is at home.

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    She's been cured at this point and ready for a real cook. Paint cured and interior seasoned with peanut oil.

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    Griddle has been mostly cured at this point. Needs a brushing with ScotchBrite and another coat of peanut oil.

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    Yes, she really is a smoker. I do like me some blue smoke:

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      #4
      That looks really sweet!! Congratulations on the purchase! Can't wait to see this thing in action.

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      • Alphonse
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        Photos below! I waited until I could post it all. Took me a week to get it in place, seasoned, ready to roll, and a day to babysit it thru its first real cook.

      #5
      That is a beautiful sight.

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        #6
        Here's her first day of real work after all the paint curing and seasoning runs.

        Two slabs of pork spare ribs and a butt were the task for the inaugural run. Ran her for 8 1/2 hours finishing the peanut oil seasoning and producing some Q for my family. Most importantly my five year old granddaughter approved the Q.

        A little wisp of blue:

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        She ran at this on average. Top grate is hotter than bottom. Actual numbers for the 8 hours 34 minutes were 228F on bottom grate and 262F on upper grate as documented by FireBoard. Yeap, love me some FireBoard.

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        Spent a lot of time poking small splits on this run. Next time they will be a bit bigger but I wanted to control fairly tightly and I was experimenting to learn how to control the pit.

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        Here's the meat, 2 slabs pork spare ribs and a but. Rubbed with our own dust:

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        An hour into the cook. The turbinado sugar in the rub make a good bark from the start:

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        At the finish. Butt almost done and ribs ready for the sauce.

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        The little FireBoard working away. I will machine a proper mount for it to fit on the shelf where she is hanging on the built in hooks. Photos to come some day!

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        Here's one slab of ribs ready for the blade, Sorry no "as cut" photos, my crowd was anxious and I had to get with it. The ribs look charred but they were not. The rub I use makes a charred look but it is delicious.

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          #7
          Just are lunch and now I'm hungry again for some reason.....

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            #8
            AWSOME!!!!! Looks like you're off to a great start.

            Welcome to the LSG family.

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            • Alphonse
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              Steve B ,
              As you know, you were a big catalyst in all this. I am a few bucks lighter in the loafers 'cause you were so helpful! Just kidding, I really appreciate all your help in answering all my queries.

              You will notice I bought their fire management basket and it works well.

              I am going to fabricate my own charcoal basket so I can run it low and slow with lump charcoal when desired. That will let me run it on automatic with the FireBoard and Pit Viper blower when I want.
              Last edited by Alphonse; March 2, 2020, 12:22 PM.

            • Steve B
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              Glad I could be of help.

              I always try to help people spend their money. 😁😁

            • Dewesq55
              Dewesq55 commented
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              Alphonse - I do the same thing with my COS. I built a charcoal basket which I convert to a makeshift V bottom fire control basket when I burn sticks. For temperature controlled low and slow I use lump and chunks with my Fireboard drive and fan.

            #9
            So the Watchman got a new brother, but lost its spot on the patio.

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            • Alphonse
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              Oh no, not at all! They are all on wheels stacked up like cordwood, including the Watchman. I just roll them out when the difficult choice is made!

              I feel very fortunate every day to be a man with choices!

            #10
            That sure is a good looking cooker. The beer is a nice touch.

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              #11
              Congratulations on the new LSG.

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                #12
                Congrats - looks fantastic!

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                  #13
                  Congrats on the cooker, and the first cook looks great.

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                    #14
                    Gee it’s good to be back home, home is where β€œit” wants to be.............. And.........ya finish it off properly with WIBS! Good job!

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                      #15
                      Congrats, brother!

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