just picked up an older Charbroil SFB smoker for $10. It was on CL for $30, but when I got there it was thinner than my New Braunfels, so told him I didn't want it. He said I just want it gone and said give me $5 and I'll help load it! I couldn't do that to the guy, so gave him a 10 spot and brought it home. I'll get some pics up tomorrow, but it isn't nearly as rusty as the NB I bought not long ago. It's built identical to the NB, but just lighter metal. Not nearly as light as the current Charbroils though. I'm thinking I will sand it down, paint it and make new boards for the shelf like I did for the NB and cook on it while I mod the NB into a reverse flow this winter, then probably sell the Charbroil if the RF mod works to suit me.
Suggestions? Ideas? Encouragement or discouragement?
In pretty decent shape except for the wood. No major rust and the FB is in good shape. Thinking I might drop the FB and enlarge the opening where the heat will go directly into the CC and not pool at the top of the FB. Almost identical to my New Braunfels except a bit lighter steel. Definitely not the super thin stuff they are using these days!
Edited by radio - 8/26/13 at 9:13am