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Using a side fire box as a smoker?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Need something small and portable so I was thinking about picking up one of the Chargriller side fire boxes to use as a smoker. I was thinking put a pretty hefty piece of steel plate in there as a heat deflecter and throw my party Q controller on the side. Anybody using these little guys as smokers?
post #2 of 7

Why not build a mini WSM. Lots of good plans right here. Don't want to build one?  then how about a 14.5 WSM?

post #3 of 7
I vote Mini as well... dual function (smoke or grill).... and portable ...
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
My only thing is I would like to be able to smoke ribs or a brisket and it's a lot more challenging with the wsm mini
post #5 of 7
You're not going to smoke those in a firebox...
post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by gotbags-10 View Post

My only thing is I would like to be able to smoke ribs or a brisket and it's a lot more challenging with the wsm mini

yes.. you have to cut them in half (or wrap ribs in a circle) ... works fine for me as the wife likes hers foiled and sauced and I like mine just dry rubbed (no foil) ...
post #7 of 7
I have a chargriller.. Super pro model. I bought the side box you are taking about. I smoked a pork loin and some spare ribs. It worked pretty good. I'd recommend it. Check out the chargriller owners group forum.
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