American Gourmet

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by greazy, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. greazy

    greazy Fire Starter

    I notice a Charbroil "American Gourmet" offset smoker at
    WallyWorld. Wouldn't it be an absolute nightmare to try to maintain temp in something so small? Do wish I had one of the cute little fireboxes, however, should be just the ticket to make smoke for my Smoke Vault.
     
  2. ajthepoolman

    ajthepoolman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    The thickness of the steel is another huge consideration.

    At our local wally world, there is a pallet of smokers that are unmarked. They say Royal Oak on them and claim to be designed by the founders of Oklahoma Joe's smokers. They look to be pretty heavy duty from the pictures. Anyone know anything about them?
     
  3. wavector

    wavector Smoking Fanatic

    I looked at one of those on the floor one time, and it did not seem as well made as the advertisement would suggest.
    I wouldn't buy one.
     
  4. jbg4208

    jbg4208 StickBurners

    This is what I use. It was free so i'm not complaining at all. I did have trouble at first controlling temps but i have it figured out now. I start it with a bed of red hot lump then add 1 stick of soaked apple wood about every hour or so. (give or take 10 min).I have the intake damper and chimney all the way open. It stays right around 200-250. Like I said it was free so I'm not complaining. It will hold 2 racks of baby backs at a time. or 1 rack of spares. 244 sq in of cooking space. I am looking to get a bigger one later this year. prolly the char-griller smokin pro. 830 sq inchs [​IMG]
     
  5. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Greasy -

    What kind of problem are you having with the smoke vault?
     
  6. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If it's just a firebox ya need, go to HD and grab one from a Chargriller, they sell them seperately and you may be able to get one this time of year for about $50.00!
    If ya really want an off-set, i think the Chargriller is a much better unit than the lil Char Broil!! Cheaper i think also.....[​IMG]
     

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