Motivated Rookie ~ Eager to Start!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by benderz85, May 12, 2011.

  1. benderz85

    benderz85 Fire Starter


    Just purchased a Char-Griller 5050 w/ Firebox from the local Lowe's store.

    Currently, I am waiting for the kind staff to finish assembling this beautiful BBQ.

    I've just moved into my own house last the TV the grill :)

    So, I've signed up for the 5-day e-course because I literally know nothing about smoking.

    Any suggestions to getting started or helpful tips would be much appreciated.

    Thanks ~ have a great day!

    Brad (Ontario, Canada)
  2. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    This site has tons of info.

    I would suggest you spend some time reading all the different forums and the WIKIs.

    Then use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!

    Have a great day!!!

  3. benderz85

    benderz85 Fire Starter

    Thanks Craig!

    So far, I have enjoyed reading through the various articles.

    Perhaps you could answer a question for me!?

    Before I start doing anything with this unit...I should season, correct?

    What I have read on the forums...

    1) Use a basic cooking oil and wipe it all over the charcoal-side barrel.

    2) Light up some charcoal and let it burn for about 3-5 hours w/ no meat.

    Does this sound like something I should do to get started?


    Brad (Ontario, Canada)
  4. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Either one should work ok.

    I put some pork fat chunks in when I seasoned my WSM..

     Hope this helps..

  5. benderz85

    benderz85 Fire Starter

    Thanks for the tip!

    Should I season the SFB too?

    Brad (Ontario, Canada)
  6. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    [​IMG]  I would look at mod threads .I've read they leak badly but it can be tighten up.
  7. fife

    fife Master of the Pit

    [​IMG]Lots of GREAT stuff to keep ya busy for days here.
  8. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome to SMF!
  9. welcome to smf
  10. benderz85

    benderz85 Fire Starter

    When you say leak...are you referring to air escaping from the barrel?

    Thanks for all of the welcomes everyone!

    Brad (Ontariio, Canada)
  11. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Leakly lids and other issues. Go to search box put in char grill mods do a advance search .

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