Hello all. Newbie from western IL here. Just picked up a Char Griller super pro with SFB and am ready to do work this summer.
My cheapo Char Broil gas grill was rusting out and stopped working properly, so I decided to get a new grill. After looking at gas grills, I decided to go charcoal and get the smoker to build my skills. Whenever I get new gadgets, I usually go to forums for research and ongoing info.
Got the grill at Lowes on sale for $99 and paid 70 for the SFB. When I was putting it together I noticed it was improperly manufactured and returned it. All they had left was a floor model that already had the SFB mounted, so I got that. But, I had to go home and then bring back the SFB I bought. So, I asked them to give me a discount for my troubles and they gave me 20% off, so I got the whole thing for $135 assembled. I was pretty happy with that.
I'm going to do a few mods, but I have to use it as my primary grill so I cant go too crazy.
I grilled up a couple steaks, burgers, brats, and some foil packet potatoes last night for my first run on the grill (after seasoning). Everything turned out surprisingly excellent. I was pretty good on my cheapo gasser so I'm not a total noob on the grill. Excited to do my first smoke now...