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Big Easy Electric Smoker is and SRG is out.
« on: 02/15/13 17:26:12 »
SRG is out.
After many happy and enjoyable cooks and modifications to include adding a Smoke Daddy, adjustable gas flow with an auto relight the SRG ran out of legs.  This enjoyable cooking machine has been on its last leg the last 4 or 5 cooks.  The burner has burnt out, igniter broke, temp knob broke plus some holes for mods so the SRG is on the curb.  This is the Georgia red necks recycle program because someone will pick it up before the end of the day.


Now I am not complaining because R2D2 (Sweetie’s name) provided more than our money's worth of meals, enjoyment and compliments from neighbors and friends.

We need a cooker that can roast birds as well as the original TBE does so we ordered the Big Easy Electric Smoker from Lowes to give it a try.  It was on sale and we purchased it with the one year replacement warranty just in case of a problem or dislike.

Any advice or hints would be appreciated.

Thanks


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Re: Big Easy Electric Smoker is and SRG is out.
« Reply #1 on: 02/15/13 17:36:17 »
 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

Wished I lived closer, I'm RED neck enough to come get it for parts!

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Re: Big Easy Electric Smoker is and SRG is out.
« Reply #2 on: 02/15/13 23:03:21 »
My SRG ignitor will not spark.

Last night I went out to do a cook and the ignitor simply did not spark.

Any tips on what to look for?

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Re: Big Easy Electric Smoker is and SRG is out.
« Reply #3 on: 02/16/13 17:29:26 »
Any tips on what to look for?

Matches.    ;D
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Re: Big Easy Electric Smoker is and SRG is out.
« Reply #4 on: 02/16/13 20:14:22 »
wire disconnected?

TMB

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Re: Big Easy Electric Smoker is and SRG is out.
« Reply #5 on: 02/16/13 20:27:08 »
I bet it's one of two issues,  the wire is off the ignitor or the ignitor tip is to far away from the rail to spark.   Dee had this issue at the cookout with one of his units. We fixed it by bending the ignitor tip a little.

If you watch the video that IR2dum shot you will see Dee and myself working on the SRG. 

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Re: Big Easy Electric Smoker is and SRG is out.
« Reply #6 on: 02/16/13 21:00:26 »
Matches.    ;D

Went high tech, used a butane utility lighter. Matches require too much work...  ;D funny!
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Re: Big Easy Electric Smoker is and SRG is out.
« Reply #7 on: 02/16/13 22:33:18 »
SS,  It hurts when you put an old partner down like that.  I assume you had some libations in order to console your grief.

Albert, Check and see if that metal, aluminum disk at the bottom has dropped down. Mine had one of the spot welds loose and cause the burner to drop down just enough that the spark would not hit the gas.  We fixed it with making a little ball of foil and wedging it up higher and closer to the ignitor.  Dee
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Re: Big Easy Electric Smoker is and SRG is out.
« Reply #8 on: 02/16/13 22:41:25 »
Savannah, sorry to hear the SRG reached retirement stage. I just got my BEESR from Lowe's last fall, didn't get to use it much before Winter set in (my Neuro system can't take the cold anymore so I don't/can't cook outside 12 months out of the year anymore, I'm anxiously waiting for Spring to get back at it. Many of the posts here have indicated that we are to use the BEESR just like the SRG, it's just has a smaller kettle, so not quite as much room. I might be wrong on my interpretation of how to use the BEESR, it will be good to see what others have to say on this subject. TMB (Tommy) has posted many articles on this subject  HERE'S a Link to his website, dedicated to Big Easy Cooking http://thebigeasy.weebly.com/    ENJOY! :)
« Last Edit: 02/16/13 22:59:32 by bigdon »
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Re: Big Easy Electric Smoker is and SRG is out.
« Reply #9 on: 02/17/13 19:50:59 »
Thanks for the help and ideas.
Do the accessories that fit the The Big Easy also fit the Big Easy Electric Smoker?

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Re: Big Easy Electric Smoker is and SRG is out.
« Reply #10 on: 02/17/13 20:05:32 »
Wished I lived closer, I'm RED neck enough to come get it for parts!

Funny - when I read sav's original post my first thought was, "Save it for Tommy; he can probably make a whole new kind of cooker from whatever parts are salvageable."
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Re: Big Easy Electric Smoker is and SRG is out.
« Reply #11 on: 02/19/13 13:40:07 »
Scored a deal from Lowes and I am not sure why the price drop so low but it did and it only stayed there for about an hour.
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Re: Big Easy Electric Smoker is and SRG is out.
« Reply #12 on: 02/19/13 14:07:41 »
Wow!  You scored big time!

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Re: Big Easy Electric Smoker is and SRG is out.
« Reply #13 on: 02/19/13 15:03:57 »
SRG is out.
After many happy and enjoyable cooks and modifications to include adding a Smoke Daddy, adjustable gas flow with an auto relight the SRG ran out of legs.  This enjoyable cooking machine has been on its last leg the last 4 or 5 cooks.  The burner has burnt out, igniter broke, temp knob broke plus some holes for mods so the SRG is on the curb.  This is the Georgia red necks recycle program because someone will pick it up before the end of the day.


Now I am not complaining because R2D2 (Sweetie’s name) provided more than our money's worth of meals, enjoyment and compliments from neighbors and friends.

We need a cooker that can roast birds as well as the original TBE does so we ordered the Big Easy Electric Smoker from Lowes to give it a try.  It was on sale and we purchased it with the one year replacement warranty just in case of a problem or dislike.

Any advice or hints would be appreciated.

Thanks


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Re: Big Easy Electric Smoker is and SRG is out.
« Reply #14 on: 02/19/13 16:15:51 »
Matches.    ;D


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