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My CharGriller with SFB

Post by Buffalo Six » 05 Aug 2008, 10:36

daofcmacg was asking what a fire box was.... well here is my chargriller Super Pro with a side fire box..........

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And a view inside the fire box with remains from Sat. nights smoke (2 pork loins ).....and my homemade coal basket......

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And now a close up of the coal basket......everything needed for this you can get at Ace hardware......like I did

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Now some baby portabella's in EVO and garlic........

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to go on some great looking ribeye's!

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If you look at that last pic, you will see the 3 1/2" dryer vent hose I added to the stack outlet to allow the smoke to travel more horizontally along the grating elevation and thus thru the meat instead of circulatign arounf the top of the BBQ and gettign stale. I also added 3 temp gages to keep taps on the heat at grate level

Hope that helps.
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Post by VEGETA » 05 Aug 2008, 10:42

what no pics of the floor PDT_Armataz_01_12

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Post by Falker » 09 Aug 2008, 21:43

I was hoping to see some Tornado footage.




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The 3 temp gauges has me intrigued. Can I see them? Will I need to drill holes to add them? Also the stack outlet . How do I make that? Also what does the fire box do? Thanks for sharing..
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Post by Buffalo Six » 10 Aug 2008, 13:21

these are the temp gages I picked up. by having 3, one on the fire box, 2 in the grill area, I can watch and track the temp at the hot zone transition from the fire box (indirect heat) to the gill area (direct heat) and then using the vents raise or lower the heat but controlling the air. I can see what the heat is doing at grill level as apposed to some high point near the top of the lid.

this is the temp gages I use, they are good quality and accurate....
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000XEBFHA

for the venting duct stuff......if you really dont have a smoker....its not going to do anything for you. Because my Char-Griller is a smoker that also happend to grill really really well, I use it to keep the smoke at grill level more, instead of collecting at the top of the lid where the stack starts. The theory is to bring the smoke down and thus thru the meat at grill level, thus exposing the meat to more active smoke. Smoke like heat rises, so instead of rising to the top of the lid and then makign a quick exit, I force it down to grill level before it exits.

The side fire box is basically for smoking. Smoking is slow and low, so indirect heat in the 225-240 range for several hours. Having the box on the side allows you to maintain indirect heat and adds to ease of reloading the coals/wood without openign the main chamber and letign all the heat and smoke out. Convection moves the heat amd smoke from the fire box thru the main chamber and then out the vent. Its the difference between grilling, which is over hot coals, high heat, which sears the outside of the meat to trap the moisture in, and indirect heat which sort of soaks the meat in heat and smoke.

I highly suggest if you want to really get into smoking, get a unit like my Char-Griller. My whole setup was less than 250$ at Lowes IIRC. My grill cooks as good or better than my dads $800 Cajun Grill or his ancient Oklahoma Joes unit. Also.....GET RID of the GAS! lol.....sorry I had to dig a little there.

about covers.....the Chiefs?.....ugg no thanks, I'll take a big ol' Dallas Star on mine but due to the wind here my cover lasted about a month before gettign torn up in the wind

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Post by Buffalo Six » 10 Aug 2008, 13:24

I'm doing a pork loin tonight thats been sittign in apple cider and bourbon since friday.....I'll post picks after

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Post by VEGETA » 10 Aug 2008, 19:27

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Post by daofcmacg » 03 Mar 2009, 11:52

I bought a smoker myself...nothing fancy or expensive ($50 bucks). I smoked my Thanksgiving Turkey and later a turkey breast. I am looking to get the Char-Griller for the summer with the side smoker. I will definately look into the thermostats for accuracy. The smoker is a guessing game for me since it did not come with one. What do you expect for 50 bucks. Can you show a better pic of the vent system you rig together so I can get a better idea on how to do it and what it should look like? I also forgot, I smoked a Pork shoulder roast as well. I will be getting my Chargriller with side smoke box, now if I can just the Apple, Cherry etc. firewood (not chips) here in Chi-Town.

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Post by Falker » 02 Aug 2009, 17:34

I was thinking about getting me this smoker for my next rib party. ;)




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Post by Grifter » 02 Aug 2009, 20:22

Actually I was thinking of Buff posting his recipes. But hell I love both you guys for posting recipes! Awesome I'm cooking those shrimp before the end of the summer. And that looks like an awesome rig for cooking for a large crowd.
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