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  1. Hi ribgobbler, I've checked all the packaging again, but it appears they didn't include the rubber grommets for temp probes with mine. Did yours comes with them included?
  2. Thank you for the link Icefever. Regarding the thermos, I notice the smoker has 2 thermometer locations, and I was wondering how to get an extra 1 or 2 thermos to monitor several joints and to monitor the smoker temp. Hope I've explained it a little better this time.
  3. Well having decided on the Callow smoker, after reading Wade's review of it, I ordered one from the Garden Gift Shop on this forum. It was supposed to arrive on Tuesday, my wife's birthday, but it arrived late yesterday. So this morning with my wife's assistance, we managed to get the smoker assembled without any hitches, although where my wife and I both have arthritic hands and fingers, getting some of the screws into place was a bit of a challenge, but in the end a large Birmingham screwdriver came to the rescue. 🔨 I decided to put spring washers under as many of the bolts/screws
  4. Thank you Wade. It would have been great to see the photos to better understand the post.
  5. I can see this thread is over 3 years old, but is there a reason why I can't open any of the pictures?
  6. Thank you lads, that was the one I was thinking of, but I couldn't remember the name of it. It's my age. 🤣
  7. I will continue with foil for now then. Thank you Icefever.
  8. Sorry for the newbie question, but I've read that using butchers "pink" paper is better for wrapping than foil. Is this the case, and should I buy some "pink" paper?
  9. Tell me about it Wade. 🤣 I've told the wife I haven't got dementia, it's just that I've absorbed so my much useless information over the years my brain (hard drive) is so full that RAM (Rambling Alzheimer's Mouthpiece) has great difficulty locating and relating what needs to be recalled. 🤔 As I understand it, there is a BBQ centre in or near Ruxley, so I'll be checking that out soon, now I'm no longer shielding. I was checking out the BBQ range at our local Dobbies last week, and they had several Webber designs there, but no bullet smokers for me to check out. I didn't even think to
  10. Thank you for the information Wade, it's very much appreciated. I'm in Walderslade on the outskirts of Chatham, a couple of minutes from J3 of M2 and Bluebell Hill, so not too far from you. My wife bought me a 4 channel Bluetooth digital thermometer for my birthday last year, but I've only used it a couple of times. In fact our first test with it was a direct comparison to the one my wife uses for oven cooking. Both read within a degree or two of one another throughout the cook, and both alarms went off within minutes of each other. From what I read in the Callow thread it seems
  11. I was in hospital on her birthday in 2019, and we were in lockdown last year, and I promised her I would replace a gold bracelet that kept breaking. So as soon as the shops open I will be taking her shopping for a new bracelet. In the meantime she will have something to open, and assemble on her birthday. How generous am I? 🤣
  12. Hi Ripple, I still have a 1/4 of a bag of Booker restaurant lumpwood, but probably less than that of the Webber briquettes. They will serve to give the the Callow a first burn, and for me to start getting a handle on controlling temperature, and seeing how long the burn lasts for a given amount of each charcoal. Ordered my Callow today from Garden Gift Shop, one of the vendors supporting this forum. Competitive price and delivery on Tuesday, which is wifey's birthday. Looking forward to getting going now.
  13. Hi guys and gals, Only joined the forum yesterday and looking to buy the Callow as my first smoker. I've read all the post in this thread, hoping to get a definitive answer as to which charcoal to use. The one constant piece of information is, buy good/great quality charcoal, be it lumpwood or briquettes. It also seems that users prefer lumpwood for hotter open style grilling, whilst briquettes appear to be favoured for low and slow cooking. Over the years I discovered the cheaper petrol station brands not to be the best, and through trial and error I ended up using either Webber bri
  14. Thank you Icefever. I learnt some interesting things on my first day on the forum, especially regarding the Callow bullet smoker, which I will be ordering over the weekend. The info given by one member in the Callow threads regarding his smoking experiences with that smoker was insightful. I think I've certainly landed in the right forum.
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