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Motivated Rookie ~ Eager to Start!

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

Hello!

 

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 week...got the TV setup...now 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)

post #2 of 11

Welcome..

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!!!

 

Craig

post #3 of 11
Thread 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?

 

Thanks!

 

Brad (Ontario, Canada)

 

 

post #4 of 11

Either one should work ok.

 

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

 

 Hope this helps..

 

  Craig

post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the tip!

 

Should I season the SFB too?

 

Brad (Ontario, Canada)

post #6 of 11

welcome1.gif I would look at mod threads .I've read they leak badly but it can be tighten up.

post #7 of 11

welcome1.gifLots of GREAT stuff to keep ya busy for days here.

post #8 of 11

Welcome to SMF!

post #9 of 11

welcome to smf

post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 

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

 

Thanks for all of the welcomes everyone!

 

Brad (Ontariio, Canada)

post #11 of 11

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

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