New smoker

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by lostarrow, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. lostarrow

    lostarrow Fire Starter

    Ordered a new smoker to replace my rusted out chargriller & my broken MES. I wanted a BGE but with 3 children in school even a weber smoky mountain was not an option. I got a char-broil double chef smoker from eBay. It should be in early next week & I'll gives a report
     
  2. smokeguy

    smokeguy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Can't wait to see the report!

    Get them thar' kids an after-school job dagnabbit! [​IMG]
     
  3. bigsteve

    bigsteve Master of the Pit

    Good luck with it.
     
  4. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great to have you along. I've never had one, but I think an egg is more hype than anything. I expect you'll be turning out some pretty good grub in no time with your new rig.
     
  5. fired up

    fired up Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Grats and good luck.
     
  6. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Congrats on the new smoker. Make sure to take some pics with her smokin away.
     
  7. howufiga

    howufiga Meat Mopper

    Looks nice! I've never seen that one before. I was looking at it on Char-broil's website. One thing though, if that's the same ash catcher that I have on my Char-broil kettle grill your going to hate it. The dampers get stuck in the catcher itself. Very poor design and are hard to adjust. The kettle itself is awesome though, I love it!
     
  8. bbq engineer

    bbq engineer Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. Congrats on the new purchase, let us know what you think, and be sure to take some pics of your smokes.

    BBQ Eng.
     
  9. lostarrow

    lostarrow Fire Starter

    I "won " the smoker on eBay sun pm & it arrived at my house on wed I put it together last nite. Seems to be well built for the money. I built a small fire in it today to season it. It's airtight enough that after seasoning it iclosed all the vents & the fire went out. I've already decided I need a better temp guage, a larger water pan & I may use that charcoal basket from my chargriller. Isn't gettting a new grill fun!
     
  10. howufiga

    howufiga Meat Mopper

    lostarrow, how is the smoker? Have you had a chance to try it?
     
  11. lostarrow

    lostarrow Fire Starter

    For my first cook on my double-chef I cooked a small butt. Put 5 lbs of kingsford & 4 oak chunks in the firepan, put about 20 lit briquettes & let her go. I got 9 hour burn between 220 & 260 without adding fuel. The butt was good. Although for many cooks tending the horizonal smoker is an enjoyable part of the smoke there are times that I wanted a cooker that was set & forget , I think this will fit the bill for a reasonable price
     

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