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Greetings all,

I have been grilling for a couple of years and trying and I do say it loosely trying to smoke some meat for the last year.  I have a Char-Griller 2121 and just purchased a SFB last week for the unit.  I have been trolling on the forum for modifications for my grill/sfb and well after my first smoke going really bad (some metal taste in the food unknown source luckily only chicken) I have torn down the unit, scrubbed it clean and fired it again last night just to season the unit again in 30 degree weather and snow.   I made the following mods last night before I fired the unit, I did the chimney extension, grate for the SFB, baffles out of 28gage steel.  It went well but holly smoke release around the lid which I did notice on my first smoke but will be taking care of that in the future.  I was able to get the temp within 10deg on the new guage's but could not get it to go over 225.  Maybe it's because of the excess smoke escaping around the lid plus the 30deg temps outside with the snow but who knows but I am not deterred from trying again.

 

 

post #2 of 19

Welcome!!

 

  Craig

post #3 of 19

welcome1.gifTo SMF its nice to have ya.. lots to learn and great people as well.. have fun and happy smoking icon14.gif

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Welcome. There is tons of info about mods to the chargriller. I did mine based on what I learned here and it now works great.

post #5 of 19

Welcome aboard friend!

post #6 of 19

welcome aboard , even a bad smoke is good caus your smokin! good luck with your mods.

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Welcome to SMF! Lot's of good folks, good recipes, & great tips. Quite a few guys here have your smoker and can help you on the mods needed. Did you check your new gauges in boiling water to see how accurate they are. Most of us use digital probes & put one on the grate to monitor the temp. in side the smoker.

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Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us.
 

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post #9 of 19

Welcome to SMF and were glad to have you aboard so join in and share your experiences, have some fun and don’t forget to post our favorite.

 

The Qveiw

 

Joe

post #10 of 19

glad you can join us, just came home fom chi-town last night. was at convention center for work.

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welcome1.gif went to boot in great lakes . Chill factor 5 whole time i was their how can anyone live in that cold lake affect snow.

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Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.

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Welcome to SMF- glad to have you here with us

post #14 of 19
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Thanks everyone for the welcomes.  From what I have read so far boy people on this board love to cook and all of it looks and sounds fabulous.

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Welcome to SMF! Lot's of good folks, good recipes, & great tips. Quite a few guys here have your smoker and can help you on the mods needed. Did you check your new gauges in boiling water to see how accurate they are. Most of us use digital probes & put one on the grate to monitor the temp. in side the smoker.



Yup checked both of the new guages in boiling water and both of them were withing 10 deg.

 

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welcome1.gifThis is a great place to learn all there is about smoking good food.

 

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welcome1.gif to SMF! I'm glad you joined us. yahoo.gif You will find this a great place for increasing your BBQ knowledge grilling_smilie.gif, from a bunch of great people. Have fun and Happy Smoking.  th_wsmsmile0ly.gif

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Welcome

 

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Welcome to SMF glad you can join us.  We are big on Pics and love to help everyone out.  Remember the only question that is dumb is one not asked.  You will not find a friendlier place to talk Que on the web.

 

You are going to fit in just fine.

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