First, let me say Hi. I have gathered tons of useful information over the past couple of years and, with the help of the forum collective, have consistently produced food that friends and family rave about. Thanks for making me look good!
I picked up a "regular" Char-griller charcoal grill from Lowes a while back to use for general grilling. I also have a MES that is my standard smoker, but thought I would try my hand at smoking on the char-griller. My MES is also at my other house, so I am kinda stuck with the Char-griller. My question is how to set up smoking without a firebox? I apologize in advance as I am sure this information is on the forums somewhere, I just can't find it. I have tried with reasonable success in the past using lump charcoal and foil packs of chips, but I wondered if tossing chunks of hickory (the kind you get at Lowes for smoking, about 2-3" pieces) on the coals might also work. Curious what you think. I planned to put the meat for smoking on the chimney side of the grill and leave the furthest grid open for the coals.
Thanks in advance,