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post #41 of 56
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Originally Posted by SmokeFever View Post

 

Did you make a post by chance on the mods you did?  My main issue is all of the spots on it where heat is lost.  There are so many holes on each side of the cooking chamber as well as underneath the SFB.  I have seen before on a couple mods where ppl take aluminum foil to create a better seal on the lid.  My issue is, that when the lid is closed, it doesnt go flush.....the lid is shifted to the right about 3/4".  I've got so many questions!!  What did you use for the baffle plates?  Right now I just have the charcoal tray flipped over inside the cooking chamber to act as a baffle.  I want to move the stack to the right side for reverse flow.  Any ideas or tips would be EXTREMELY appreciated.  Thank you in advance for the help!

No, not yet.  One of these days I should post a thread with all of my mods.  I mean, yeah, the CG Pro is cheap....no doubt.  REAL drafty, if you know what I mean, and super thin steel.  But, with a few mods, it's not bad.  I've made lots o' Q on this thing, and the results are spectacular.  I think the best mod, by far, was the stoker.  I might post a thread about that, but, after seeing some of the other stokers, mine might be a bit overkill and a bit crazy.  But, damn, it works awesome.

Now that I have "Reefer Madness", though (pictures in my signature below), I'm afraid the CG Pro might sit idle.  Kept as backup, if you will.  I did one test with the "Reefer" and the results were great, and uses way less fuel.

post #42 of 56
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Originally Posted by ScooterMagoo View Post

No, not yet.  One of these days I should post a thread with all of my mods.  I mean, yeah, the CG Pro is cheap....no doubt.  REAL drafty, if you know what I mean, and super thin steel.  But, with a few mods, it's not bad.  I've made lots o' Q on this thing, and the results are spectacular.  I think the best mod, by far, was the stoker.  I might post a thread about that, but, after seeing some of the other stokers, mine might be a bit overkill and a bit crazy.  But, damn, it works awesome.

Now that I have "Reefer Madness", though (pictures in my signature below), I'm afraid the CG Pro might sit idle.  Kept as backup, if you will.  I did one test with the "Reefer" and the results were great, and uses way less fuel.

 

 

That definitely looks a heckuva lot better than the CG beercheer.gif  I guess I cant complain too much about it, after all the tending.....adding way more fuel, etc it still produces very nice "Q."  I was invited to a competition on Memorial Day, it has both pro and backyard divisions.  Needless to say I dont feel near comfortable enough to show up there with a CG Pro LoL.  One of these days though I'll give it a shot, with a much better rig than I have now.

post #43 of 56

Good Golly! that's not even a smoke ring..there's smoke color all up in it, through and through!

 

nice job

post #44 of 56
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Originally Posted by dougmays View Post

Good Golly! that's not even a smoke ring..there's smoke color all up in it, through and through!

 

nice job

 

 

My thoughts exactly Doug, as soon as I cut into them I couldnt wait to try them.  It wasnt an overpowering smoke flavor, I used a combination of peach and apple wood.  Combined with my homemade sauce it was purty tasty!  Thanks for stoppin by!!

post #45 of 56

Nice looking ribs.........Looks-Great.gif

post #46 of 56
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Originally Posted by RTBBQ2 View Post

Nice looking ribs.........Looks-Great.gif

 

 

Thanks RTBBQ2!!  They were pretty good but took alot of work. So 2 years into smoking, I finally tried the "Minion Method."  Before I was having so much trouble trying to keep temps up and they were just all over the place.  I did a rack of ribs yesterday trying the method and it worked WONDERS!!  I only had to add fuel once for the whole cook!  Thanks again SMF for all you do  77.gif

post #47 of 56

Fantastic SF!  Great job on those BBs.

 

Bill

post #48 of 56
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Originally Posted by PGSmoker64 View Post

Fantastic SF!  Great job on those BBs.

 

Bill

 

 

Thank you PG!  Couldnt be happier with the result...........now if I can do it consistently from here on out we'll be good to go :)

post #49 of 56

dumb question did you just cut inbetween the bones to make them boneless?????  they look amazing

post #50 of 56
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dumb question did you just cut inbetween the bones to make them boneless?????  they look amazing

 

 

Not a dumb question.  The are not boneless.......I cut in between the bones in order to separate them  biggrin.gif  The bone is in there, right under the part of the meat that isnt colored by smoke

post #51 of 56

I see you got the Char-Griller, i'm assuming you used the side firebox for all this great work. I have one of those also that i like to use for ribs. That side firebox is great for keeping the temp just right for longer cooking times. Reinhard

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I see you got the Char-Griller, i'm assuming you used the side firebox for all this great work. I have one of those also that i like to use for ribs. That side firebox is great for keeping the temp just right for longer cooking times. Reinhard

 

 

Yep, its a CG......the smokin pro.  It is ok for a beginner smoker, but I definitely could see the value in having thicker steel.  It took a good while to understand why I was losing temps so easily in this thing.  I had to go through a TON of fuel.  That is, until I found out about the "Minion" method.  It saved me some $$ thats for sure.  Now I can just add some fuel every 3-4 hours and I'm good to go.  Thanks for stopping bye and having a look!

post #53 of 56

Why do you use the rib rack when you have so much room on your smoker? I notice in the later pictures they are just laying flat so I was wondering what the benefit of starting out sideways on a rack is?. I was given a rib rack for christmas, but my vertical smoker has several racks so I wasn't sure I'd ever need to use it unless I just wanted to do a butt load of ribs. 

post #54 of 56

Those ribs look great, I had to sit up and take a close look at the computer.   Have a Char griller also, always struggled trying to keep temperatures anything close to level.  Recently started making mods to it and it seems to be helping.


Edited by Aggie94 - 2/3/14 at 4:27am
post #55 of 56
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Markusm, I used the rib rack because I was ALSO smoking peppers that day.  Just a way to save space and smoke more!

post #56 of 56
Those look great
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