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post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 

Just wanted to say hi and thank you all for the great smoker ideas and recepies! I work for Lowes and am going to purchase the Char-Griller Super-Pro with sidebox and make some of the changes done on here by other members. Thanks again and once I get the project started there will be plenty pics to show!

post #2 of 26

Welcome Delmo777 - looking forward to seeing your mods so dont forget the camera

post #3 of 26


First off welcome to SMF there Delmo. You'll really like this place for there are a bunch of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking meat. Then if you have any questions you just post them here or yu can try in chat for a faster answer. If you are really new to all of this I would recommend that you look up and take the e-course. It is free and it will also give you the basics on smoking. So with all that said now go and get something to smoke.


Welcome To Your New Addiction

post #4 of 26


This site has tons of info.

I suggest you spend some time reading all the different forums and the WIKIs.

Ask questions and use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!

Take the awesome free E-Course!!!

Have a great day!!!



      Make bacon the easy way!!



post #5 of 26
Thread Starter 

The ppl on this site are very gracious and seem hepful, now where is this e-course you guys are speaking about?

post #6 of 26

Try the link FPNMF gave you or go to the main page and sign up for it.

post #7 of 26

Welcome to SMF glad you joined us. You'll find lots of good info and some great recipes here. I moved you thread to the Roll Call section so you can get a proper welcome. Have fun and happy smoking

post #8 of 26






                                With the right mods your smoker can be a AWESOME SMOKER

post #9 of 26

welcome1.gif   Glad to have you with us!

post #10 of 26

Welcome, Delmo777!  Please let us look over your shoulder by sending photos.  We love the photos.  Enjoy, and take advantage of all the resources available.  GOOD LUCK!

post #11 of 26

Welcome aboard!


Good luck and good smoking.

post #12 of 26

welcome1.gif to SMF you will like it here I'm sure. Lots of great folks here willing to help. If you already haven't check out the 5 day e-course on smoking. http://www.smoking-meat.com/smoking-basics-ecourse.html. It's a good read even if you are not new to smoking.

post #13 of 26

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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post #15 of 26
Thread Starter 

Thanks everyone, the e-course was great and very helpful. I should have my smoker by the second week of januaryand Ican't wait! As soon as I get it and start the mods there will be pics up!


post #16 of 26

Go Get 'em Delmo!  Can't wait for the updates!!!     icon14.gif

post #17 of 26
Thread Starter 

Ok got the grill and sfb today, hope to have it assembled and starting the mods by the end of the week! Any suggestions and pics of easy mods would be greatly appreciated! These were two displays for the lowes I work at and got a great deal, just a few little things need to be tightened down and then I need to attach the sfb.

post #18 of 26

I don't know what difference there is between the super pro and the smokin' pro (if any).  But here's a compendium of a thread with enough mods for the Smokin' Pro to keep you busy for a long time:




I'd tackle the charcoal basket first.  You can buy expanded metal at Home Depot and Lowes.  If you've got as many college students working at your HD and Lowes as we do out here, they probably won't know what you're talking about and will tell you they don't have it.  Don't be fooled.  Chances are they do.  I've found it in 2 different HDs and one Lowes, and I had at least 3 people in each one of those tell me they didn't have it.  Just look next to the plate metal, flat iron, angle iron, etc...  They package it in cardboard to protect the innocent (it will cut you if you look at it wrong so always wear gloves while handling it).  Look for something that looks like a home furnace air filter.


While you're there, grab a 3" aluminum dryer vent hose to extend your exhaust to grate level.  You'll have to bend the bottom of the exhaust tube since it's flared out, but a pair of channel locks makes short work of that.


Those are two very easy mods that make a big difference and are relatively cheap.  


And if you don't drill in your own thermometers to the smoking chamber, have some way other than the stock thermometer to track temps.  Those things are for looks only.  They're pure garbage.  I've seen mine off by 100 degrees before.  Point being, have some way to track grate level cooking temps.

post #19 of 26

Hah.  Just noticed that you work at Lowes.  I guess I should read more carefully before I make fun of Lowes employees, huh?  




Happy modding.  I've had a blast modding mine.

post #20 of 26
Thread Starter 

My store here does not carry the expanded metal, but it has diamond lath which resembles the expanded metal. Now when I season it, what is the process most use? No worries Mormon!

Edited by delmo777 - 1/11/12 at 11:02am
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