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TexasBBQTester





Joined: 30 Jul 2015
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Location: NW Houston Area

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Received the 36 Hybrid today (Saturday) and got to work on seasoning it immediately.

Got a fire going after I sprayed it down good inside with PAM Grill Oil Spray:



Had the fire going and smoke rolling while building up a good draft:



Time to close the lid while keeping the latch propped open and let it get up to heat - also time to get some lump going in the chimney for the Chargrill - had some Steaks, Chicken, and Pork Chops to grill:



Also, super easy to Steam Clean during the Seasoning process and cleaning up afterward.  Crazy easy!



Drilled, Tapped, and Capped for Temp Probes from Lang at the Factory?? WHAT??  Didn't even ask for this, but was going to do it myself - HUGE props to Lang for making this a Standard Feature!!  Awesome and super heavy duty:



Chicken Legs/Thighs were juicy and flavor was unbelievable.  Dang, they were great and especially at $4 for 6 and already seasoned at the Butcher Shop.  Now will need to do two dozen of them next time.  My Family had these gone in less than a minute!  Was kind of a "warmup cook" to see how the temps would be to control - and it was easy to keep the temp where I wanted it:



Lastly, the Ribeye Steaks, Chicken Breasts, and Pork Chops were outstanding!  Not a piece of leftovers - dang it:





Overall, I couldn't be happier.  Have a lot more Pics, but this is enough for one post.  

I'm definitely not an expert, but if anyone has ANY questions - ask here or PM me.  

Thanks to all and a HUGE Thank You to Lang - you guys exceeded my expectations!!
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Gulfbeachman





Joined: 27 Jul 2015
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Location: Texas

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Glad to see that Wallace came by.  He did a great job for me as well last Saturday.  

Looks like you are well on you way to a lot of great meals!

I'm going to post a few photos, once I fiqure how to get them attached here.


Have fun out there today.
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Wood River BBQ Team





Joined: 16 May 2013
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Location: Tucson, AZ

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TexasBBQtester; Great pictures. If I had it to do over again I think I'd purchase your rig. The temperature probe hole is a nice addition. From the looks of the paint scrape at the latch that your cook chamber lid fits tight. I have to shim my latches to get a tight fit.

Are your grates SS?

The chimney looks taller than mine - more height equals better draft. What is the stuff all over the chimney?

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TexasBBQTester





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Location: NW Houston Area

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Wood River BBQ Team wrote:
TexasBBQtester; Great pictures. If I had it to do over again I think I'd purchase your rig. The temperature probe hole is a nice addition. From the looks of the paint scrape at the latch that your cook chamber lid fits tight. I have to shim my latches to get a tight fit.

Are your grates SS?

The chimney looks taller than mine - more height equals better draft. What is the stuff all over the chimney?


I didn't do the Stainless Steel Grates - figured I could buy then later from Lang if these were too hard to clean or rusted out.

Not sure on Chiney height, but I do know that Lang is making changes and has over the years - just wish more people would post them or Lang would list it on their Website.  It does draft like a Boss - didn't even need to raise the front up any - smoke was rolling regardless.  The Temp Probe holes are a great example.  Didn't know they were doing these as standard - I was going to do it myself, and theirs is SO much better than I would have done.

The latches do fit tight and the doors seal off really good on both sides - Smoker and Chargrill.  I know that no paint is ever going to stick there, but not worried about it.  Will keep and eye on it and I've already oiled that spot this morning.

Glad you noticed the "bug guts" splatter from the Pic on the Chimney!  I was going to explain it since it looked like chipped paint in the Pic, but was just Bug Splatter from the long haul to TX.  I didn't notice it until I had already taken the Pic, once the smokestack got about 125 degrees, I took a wet rag and wiped those suckers off!  I guess Wallace ran into lots of love bugs on his way - they're everywhere around here right now.

Thanks for the great comments - I've seen your Posts even on other Forums and have enjoyed reading them.  Thanks buddy!
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Wood River BBQ Team





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Location: Tucson, AZ

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I bought the SS grates as an after purchase item because I didn't know they were available and the order person at Lang didn't mention any accessories to me, which is odd as they're throwing money away and leaving it on the table -- I'd have gone for the wagon wheel front end, detached chimney, SS grates and would have upgraded to the char grill and maybe the warmer box (not sure about the warmer box). Lang needs a salesman taking orders.

Anyway, the grates cost me twice as much than they would have had I included them in the original purchase BUT they are a joy to cook on and clean up is so much easier plus they won't rust.


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