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My name is George but my kids think I am 2dayoldrndirt so that is what I go by. I am in my early 70's and retired in Palestine, Texas. This is a new experience for me as I have always cooked on a gas grill. Last month I purchased the Deluxe Griller and got it assembled and seasoned. I have purchased the side fire box which should be here tomorrow and will be put on this weekend. Then it will be time to check for leaks and see where we go from there. I am 100% open to all tips and suggestions as I am at the bottom of the learning curve. I have been reading quite a bit on the various modifications to this system and have no idea in what order I should try to tackle them. Please feel free to steer me in the right direction. I am really looking to have a wonderful time here.

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Welcome to the forum. There's a lot of good people here with great ideas. Some things you want to think about doing to your unit are: 1. Make or buy a charcoal basket. 2. Lower stack to grate level. 3. Get some new thermometers at grate level.

Here's probably the best place to start: www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/58778/char-griller-smokin-pro-with-firebox-mods
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Welcome to the forum. There's a lot of good people here with great ideas. Some things you want to think about doing to your unit are: 1. Make or buy a charcoal basket. 2. Lower stack to grate level. 3. Get some new thermometers at grate level.

Here's probably the best place to start: www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/58778/char-griller-smokin-pro-with-firebox-mods


Thank you, Those three items and sealing all the leaks in my system were all at the top of my list of items to take care of asap. After accomplishing those I will need to get some time with learning the finer steps to smoking some serious pork and ribs. That is where I will need some heave duty mentoring as low and slow were not really used with my gas grill.

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Welcome to the CG Group, 2daysoldrdirt!  Love your user name!

 

The three mods mentioned are the most important and make a big difference.

 

Here is a link to my newbie mods.  It works well, but am testing other mods dealing with temp control, very carefully.  Don't want to jump the gun, spend money and then find out it doesn't work right.  I'm AM NOT CHEAP!  I'm frugal!  LOL

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