My New Rig :)

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by smokefever, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. smokefever

    smokefever Smoking Fanatic

    Well folks, the day has finally come. . . . .my new rig has been delivered and right away, after a snowstorm that has rocked the northeast, I am outside with a case of beer seasoning this baby. This is my first ever grill/smoker so I had to go for something that was good quality. I have taken a couple of pictures about 2 hours ago now, I am still in the middle of seasoning it. More pics will come once it is finished up. . . . . hmmm I tried to upload the pics but they are a lil over 1 mb each, any suggestions on how I can get them on here?/
  2. garyt

    garyt Smoking Fanatic

    Waiting to see the new arrival, congratulations.
  3. smokin' dick

    smokin' dick Smoking Fanatic

    What'dya git?
  4. smokefever

    smokefever Smoking Fanatic

    I got the CharGriller Duo w/SFB and because of all the snow we have been getting, had to season it today with flurries and 38 degree temp.

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    Getting the chimney starter ready to go

    My only complaint about it is the temp guages that come with it. They are really horrible. I had it goin for about 2 hours and it was still reading, put another load of hickory in and then it jumped to 700. So it is definitel gonna take some feeling out and I have a feeling some ruined meat as well in the beginning [​IMG]
  5. smokefever

    smokefever Smoking Fanatic

    This is about 4 hrs into it. Its been sprayed w/oil 3 times, now time to let those coals die down.
  6. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now that is a nice smoker, enjoy
  7. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Let us know how that case of beer tastes. I want to see some pics of the nice smoke ring in those baby's. [​IMG] Just don't burn them they can be tricky. haha
  8. smokefever

    smokefever Smoking Fanatic

    Right now they're tastin pretty durn good. I'm halfway into it so I couldn't feel any better (maybe). [​IMG]

    Does anyone know of a RELIABLE temp guage and where I can find it? I really wanna get this taken care of sooner rather than later so I have something to depend on ya know?
  9. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congrats on your new smoker/grill. Is that the one that they have at Lowe's with a regular grill and a smoker too.???
  10. marty catka

    marty catka Meat Mopper

    Check out the sticky for the Char Griller mods. I got my therms on Ebay for a decent price.
  11. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Congrats on the smoker looks like your having fun [​IMG]
  12. walle

    walle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Right on, SmokeFever!
    You're going to have fun and a lotta good smokes with it.
  13. smokefever

    smokefever Smoking Fanatic

    Yep, it sure is. I have been looking/pricing/reviewing smokers for about 2 months now and when I stumbled upon this, I couldn't pass up being able to use the gas grill when I want something fast and then being able to hang outside all day using the smoker [​IMG] Price wise, these things are absolutely ridiculous online. I saw them as high as $540, and then of course my local Lowe's had it for $299 so I jumped all over that!
  14. bobl

    bobl Newbie

    Hey SmokeFever,

    Congrats on the New Rig. I believe you will be very happy with it.

    I have had mine (minus the SFB) for just less than a year. I truly enjoy it. It is very versatile with both charcoal and gas. I have Que'd on the charcoal side while baking (really baking) a pie on the gas side, the temps on the gas side are very consistent and the side burner is also very useful for the starter chimeny as well as the coffee maker at our campsite.

    I also have the CharGiller Pro Smoker that I use almost every weekend and am just as happy with. I think that CharGriller makes a great product.

    One note I may make, when you put somethimg on the shelf underneath the charcoal side you may push the drip pan out the back so be aware.

    Many good smokes to you!!!
  15. smokin' dick

    smokin' dick Smoking Fanatic

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