Charmglow Water Smoker setup

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by nickpan, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. nickpan

    nickpan Newbie

    Newbie here and I've got a Charmglow Vertical water smoker (model 830 i think??) that was given to me and i did a batch of goose and duck jerky today and it turned out great but just had a few questions about the setup of it.

    Where is the best place to put the chips on the pan? They seemed to smoke like crazy for the first little bit then died off. I soaked them in water for a few hours to try to make them last a little longer. Is it better to put them over the fins or more towards the center or does it matter? Here is a pic.

    Also, not too concerned with jerky making but i if i do other things i was a little concerned about the temps i was reaching. I couldn't seem to get above 180-190 degrees with the smoker on high, is there anything else i could try? I did have a full pan of water in the bottom as well. Temp was inside on one of the grated with a dial oven thermometer. It was about 45-50 degrees outside, but very little wind

    Any other tips on how to use this smoker would be great!!
  2. pearlann

    pearlann Newbie

    Hi Nickpan, I would gladly buy your smoker & pay the freight. My deceased father has one & it got sold presumably. Please respond to Pearlann. [email protected]
  3. pearlann

    pearlann Newbie

    Hey Nickpan; I"ll still buy your smoker for 100. & pay the freight. Bruce
  4. pearlann

    pearlann Newbie

    I do travel a lot so might could pick up there if you're interested. Bruce

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