So there I was, sitting out by the pool on a fantastic spring morning in Las Vegas with a cup of coffee and a brisket about 30 minutes into a nice smoke in my model 55, looking forward to some great Q tonight. When all of the sudden, the quietness of the morning was rudely interrupted when the model 55 let out a very loud and shout duration hissing sound followed by a bang. It sounded like a rush of steam being released from somewhere.
My poor dog Charlie bout jumped out of his skin (he was worried about his leftovers).
I peeked inside and all appeared normal with the exception of a bit of flame coming from the wood box. 5 minutes later, all looked normal.
Has anybody experienced this before?