View Full Version : Help with a CTO
10-06-2010, 03:31 PM
I am looking for some help or maybe some tips for cooking with a Ole Hickory CTO. I am purchasing one and will have all winter to practice on but any other information would be great. It is a 4 rack fixed model if that makes any difference.
10-06-2010, 06:47 PM
Troy Conner - Extreme on here, has a CTO and I am sure he will be more than happy to answer any questions...
10-07-2010, 08:02 AM
You gotta be sure and get the hickory flavored gas:p
Honestly you simply turn the temp dial to the desired smoking temp, make sure there is power and fuel and you do nothing, it's a dream. If you find that you have any trouble at all just p-m me and we will get it right. You made a very good choice by going with ole hickory the have been great to work with.
Is your pit new or used, do you have the competition switch and coal basket?
I am so exited for you!!!
10-07-2010, 09:55 AM
Thanks, it is a used pit that was in a local "BBQ" joint and only had gas and cherry wood ran through it. It doesnt have the comp switch but i talked with Kevin at Ole Hickory and he is going to ship one to me and how to install it. It has a smaller "flavor wood" basket but i am going to make a bigger one for competition use unless you have any other ideas. Troy im not sure if you would remember me, but I talked to you at the Liberty,In competition where you took GC, I took 1st ribs and 2nd pork and then bombed chicken and brisket.
10-07-2010, 12:32 PM
Thank heavens for your chicken and brisket:D I believe I do remember... you were you that slight of build guy(compared to me) who kept getting big calls, wasn't that your first cook-off? I thought you or old Dave had that one in the bag.
Go with the comp basket from Ole hick, a new set of door and firebox gaskets are an inexpensive way to really boost performance. Good luck with the new (to you) pit I think you will be thrilled.
10-07-2010, 01:40 PM
6'5 and 400 lbs im just a little feller lol. yea it was our 2nd comp ever... I was shocked as i quit paying attention to the calls after about 10th lol never expected it. Thanks for the info, if i have any questions i will shoot you a pm.
vBulletin® v3.8.5, Copyright ©2000-2013, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.