i just bought an new in the box Charbroil_american_gourmet offset smoker 2 years old
anybody know what i should know about this piece
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First welcome to SMF.
Second, your smoker I also have one. IT takes a little getting use to, but a decent enough smoker. This is what I have learned. I always put a small foil pan close to the firebox as there is not alot of grillestate in these things. It helps maintain a more even temp. I have extend the chimney down to grate level, & as small as the firebox is I still had a charcoal basket made & raised it about an inch higher for more air flow & area for charcoal to drop. I barley keep the firebox cracked open now! These few things have increased my smoking enjoyment way more than before. I like tending the fire a bit, but when I first got it it was every 15 minutes & in 2 hours I was out of heat? Now I only need to check it maybe once an hour & I get 4-5 hours of heat. Not bad for such a small smoker.
One more thing the stock Temp Gauge is probably off. Give it the boil test so you really know where your temps are. Good Luck!!
Thank you that's the kind of info i need to know
i have an electric smoker but my wife wants to do a turkey and brisket
so i wanted to go with a charcoal smoker
some pix of the mods would be appreciated if anyone has some.
Thanks i did take the course and i own a gas grill and electric smoker (not my first rodeo)
I noticed some older post reguarding this type of smoker and would appeciate
the mods info and some pix would help.
I guess if i had it in my posession i mite understand a lil better but i don't pick it up till sunday
up near Georgian Bay
which is 3 hours from me
Welcome to the forum Late, best way to find one of the many, many threads covering the mods is just type "Char-griller mod" or "firebasket" in the search bar. Some of the threads have over 200 posts so you just have to wade through them to see the various types of firebaskets and stuff people have made.
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Here is a good old thread about modifications with pictures for horizontal's with side fireboxes - http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/forum/thread/58778/char-griller-smokin-pro-with-firebox-mods