Johnson Smokers made in Ennis?

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Re: Johnson Smokers made in Ennis?

Postby slowcook » Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:30 pm

i to am looking at a patio smoker from johnson. so i guess it is safe to say no one has any drawbacks with the quality of work or function of his smokers, mainly the patio line.
they look very good in quality. my main question is on the stacks down exiting from the center of the smoker. do they draft well???? and does his reverse flow design work well.
i am going to talk to him and go for a visit. they look look really well built
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Re: Johnson Smokers made in Ennis?

Postby Damon54 » Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:52 am

Where are you located Slowcook?
If you are close to Dallas I can most likely arrange to have you get a good close up.

I would think that it makes the most sense to have the exhaust ports located at mid-pit level? Chad's Reverse Flow System works as advertised!
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Re: Johnson Smokers made in Ennis?

Postby slowcook » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:21 pm

thanks for the informatoin and offer.
i have sent him an email abd he has invited me down to take a look see.
so, i just need to schedule up something. maybe next week.
thanks for the resurance
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Johnson Smokers

Postby Damon54 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:01 pm

Slowcook,

Have you taken delivery or what did you decide to do?
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Re: Johnson Smokers made in Ennis?

Postby KingRanch450 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:52 pm

I was looking at a pic they have on their website of their smoker trailer. They have it fired up and it looks like smoke is escaping from the firebox, the main chamber and the warming chamber as well as the smoke stack. Not sure if they just don't have the doors closed securely or what....if not, I don't like seeing the smoke leaking out of it!
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Re: Johnson Smokers made in Ennis?

Postby Damon54 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:15 am

All I can tell you is that they season each one with a load of Pecan, during which Chad checks for leaks & that the one I cook on has no such issues.
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Re: Johnson Smokers made in Ennis?

Postby fhild123 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:49 am

Damon,
Can you give me an update on your smoker? I pick mine up on Sunday. It's the same pit as yours but it's on a 6 foot trailer. I know it's too late as mine is already built and waiting on me to get there but stumbled on this forum while looking for Johnson Smoker's site. I'm sure I will be more than happy with this pit as I have been with the whole experince of dealing with Chad on the build. He seems like a great person and is more than happy to assist in any way he can. I didn't make the drive from Houston to see the pit in person before the purchase.
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Re: Johnson Smokers made in Ennis?

Postby Damon54 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:05 pm

I think you are going to be quite happy with your choice! I think it is a heck of a Pit for the money. What are you upgrading from?
Let us know what you think.

Sorry Mod, I will try & do better.
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Re: Johnson Smokers made in Ennis?

Postby Damon54 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:19 am

The pit I have been chatting about would hang off both sides of a 6 foot trailer??
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Re: Johnson Smokers made in Ennis?

Postby fhild123 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:07 pm

This is my pit. It is 30" diameter and 9 feet in total length with a 7 foot cooking chamber. I cooked on it last weekend for the first time and I had a bit of a time keeping it at tempature. I'm sure that will get better the more I use it. I am upgrading from just a small porch smoker. It is 20" diameter and 48" cooking chamber but I have cooked on larger pits with the cookoff team I'm on.
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Re: Johnson Smokers made in Ennis?

Postby Damon54 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:30 am

That does indeed look familiar. Chad likes to cook with all 3 firebox vents wide open. I tend to experiment a tad more than that.
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Re: Johnson Smokers made in Ennis?

Postby Damon54 » Wed May 02, 2012 1:54 am

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Re: Johnson Smokers made in Ennis?

Postby fhild123 » Thu May 10, 2012 9:44 pm

Yea he did tell me to leave everything wide open and just use wood to control the fire when I picked it up. Guess I will experiment more this weekend since I'm finally off for a weekend. I don't have a facebook so I couldn't see the pic!!
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Re: Johnson Smokers made in Ennis?

Postby Damon54 » Mon May 14, 2012 12:02 am

What have you put in the Firebox to burn wood? So far just a fireplace grate for me.
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Re: Johnson Smokers made in Ennis?

Postby fhild123 » Mon May 14, 2012 3:04 pm

I had a much easier time during this cook but I was constanly checking on it every 10 minutes, but I'm more satified now. I had some grating at the job that I put in there. Probably need to figure something else out to put in there. How does ther fireplace grate work? Never thought about trying that!

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