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ceedubya
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26 08 4:30 am    Post subject: Oklahoma Joes?? Update! Reply with quote

I was meeting with a lady yesterday for a work thing, and bbq came up, she knows I put on a local comp here last year. Anyway, she says that her and the hubby have a smoker they hauled up here when the moved and its been sitting at her sisters house. The brother in law is hollering for them to get it moved, and they don't have a use for it. I ask her if she knew what it was, and she says "umm, I something like Oklahoma Joe??""

My excitement may have given away the secret Laughing So, I'm heading over this afternoon to take a look.

How do I tell what it is? I googled Oklahoma Joe, but got all kinds of things I wasnt really looking for. Do they still make these? do they have website? What should I look for? etc, etc.

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26 08 7:05 am    Post subject: Re: Oklahoma Joes?? Reply with quote

ceedubya wrote:
I was meeting with a lady yesterday for a work thing, and bbq came up, she knows I put on a local comp here last year. Anyway, she says that her and the hubby have a smoker they hauled up here when the moved and its been sitting at her sisters house. The brother in law is hollering for them to get it moved, and they don't have a use for it. I ask her if she knew what it was, and she says "umm, I something like Oklahoma Joe??""

My excitement may have given away the secret Laughing So, I'm heading over this afternoon to take a look.

How do I tell what it is? I googled Oklahoma Joe, but got all kinds of things I wasnt really looking for. Do they still make these? do they have website? What should I look for? etc, etc.

Thanks!


Get a pic, if it is an original it could be a gem...
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26 08 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of the older OK Joes had small (6-8" diameter) composite wheels. At least mine and all the ones I've personally have seen do. The diameter of the cooker could be as small as 13" (mine was a 13) or up to a 20". The thickness was 1/4"
They do cook well, and I enjoyed the food out of mine.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26 08 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's some pics of currently available models for reference.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26 08 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heres some pics, forgot the tape measure, so not sure what the excact dimensions are.

She said that they have cooked a suckling pig on this, and that they moved it up from Louisiana. Said they paid $900.00 new, but she would take $200 to $250 for it.



Heres the back, with my beautiful wife looking on



side of the firebox



cooking chamber grill



there was what I assumed to be a heat diffuser in the cooking chamber



firebox grill



serial number tag



other side



It obviously needs a little TLC (cleaning, brush, repaint, etc) but is it worth $200.00??
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26 08 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Run, don't walk, give the guy 200.00 and be very happy with that find...

That's a pre Brinkman OK Joe's, contact Roger at Horizon for info and parts...
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26 08 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice its got the character built in already, great find!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26 08 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a photo of my OK Joes





Darn fine look'n yard full of crab grass there.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26 08 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ceedubya wrote:


It obviously needs a little TLC (cleaning, brush, repaint, etc) but is it worth $200.00??


To be able to answer your own question all by yourself, just think of what type of crappy pit $200 gets you now brand new. A wonderful chunk of thin sheet metal weighing 40 pounds...

With steel prices today... You could probably scrap yard that thing for close to $200...

I would offer $150, but if she won't budge take it and run at $200.

I am just a haggling type of guy. My daddy taught me to ask for a better price on everything. You never know until you ask!!! But it's worth every penny of what she is asking.

45 minutes with some naval jelly, a wirebrush, and paint will have that looking like the day it was made...
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26 08 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

my "2008" model in action


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26 08 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeff_From_VA wrote:

To be able to answer your own question all by yourself, just think of what type of crappy pit $200 gets you now brand new. A wonderful chunk of thin sheet metal weighing 40 pounds...

With steel prices today... You could probably scrap yard that thing for close to $200...


She said it took three guys to move this thing, so I know its HEAVY Very Happy


Jeff_From_VA wrote:
45 minutes with some naval jelly, a wirebrush, and paint will have that looking like the day it was made...


Thats kinda what I was thinking, its not too rough, and a little bit of elbow grease will have it shining.

I will go get it next week. technically, its not for sale. Our conversation just reminded her of it, and that she needed to get it moved. So, I was there to help Cool

I will offer her $150, and if she wants the full $200 I feel I'm still gettin a good deal.

Jeff Hughes wrote:
Run, don't walk, give the guy 200.00 and be very happy with that find...

That's a pre Brinkman OK Joe's, contact Roger at Horizon for info and parts...


Thanks! Where do I find Roger at Horizon???
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26 08 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's one hell of a deal, and one hell of a nice backyard pit.

Hows the wife feel about it? In the pic she seems to have the "Uh are you sure you want to buy that?" type look on her face... Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26 08 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeff_From_VA wrote:
It's one hell of a deal, and one hell of a nice backyard pit.

Hows the wife feel about it? In the pic she seems to have the "Uh are you sure you want to buy that?" type look on her face... Smile


Laughing Laughing Thats what she said about that pic, when she saw I posted it!!! Of course, you know she is never happy with how she looks in pictures. She was surprisingly happy about my little find, and kind of shocked I didn't stroke a check right then and there. But, I wanted to make sure it was what I thought it was. I think I just caught her in an "off" moment.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26 08 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL

I also noticed their dog seems to have impure thoughts about your wife... Dosen't even look ashamed while looking at her swimsuit area...

Best to cook it up like I plan to cook my cats... If you guys lived closer, we could have a pet barbecue party!!!
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That sucker was a real butt sniffer. I'd be right there with ya on cookin him up, but shes too much of a dog lover. The cat on the other hand, she would probably help get that sucker seasoned and on the grill Very Happy I think she dislikes cats more than me.

Does anyone know if the heat diffuser came with these, or if it was maybe something they added? also, they seemed to have it in backwards. Meaning, the big holes were at the fire box end, with the little further spaced holes on the smoke stack end???
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27 08 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ceedubya wrote:


Thanks! Where do I find Roger at Horizon???


here ya go....

http://www.horizonbbqsmokers.com/aboutus.html


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ceedubya wrote:

Does anyone know if the heat diffuser came with these, or if it was maybe something they added? also, they seemed to have it in backwards. Meaning, the big holes were at the fire box end, with the little further spaced holes on the smoke stack end???


Most likely it did come with the pit. I had the upright version and it came with a diffuser plate.

Yes, the plate is installed backwards.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27 08 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a Beauty! Shocked Oh yeah...The smoker looks good too! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27 08 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ceedubya wrote:
they seemed to have it in backwards. Meaning, the big holes were at the fire box end, with the little further spaced holes on the smoke stack end???


I thought the same thing when looking. I never said anything as I figured I must be wrong... OK Joe should know a hell of a lot more then me, so I was not going to question it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27 08 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Given what is available out there on the market for 200... I sure would pay that for that cooker. Looks like a good one to me and besides a bit of rust, it looks to be in good shape.
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