Hello I got a pretty good size CharGriller off set smoker,... I am use to regular charcoal grills, and am very new to smokers so I have a quick questions that I can't seem to find info on thanks...
I researched and understand the concept of the "firebox" and using it as pretty much the heat/cooking source and such, however,...I am trying to learn if this is ALWAYS the only place I should place charcoal and wood chips? Are there circumstances where I place charcoal directly under the meat in the large cylinder?
To further elaborate on this question, say I want to cook something along the lines of a hamburger, hot dog, chicken thighs, a steak (basically thinner items that I would put directly above a fire on a typical grill, am I still only using the firebox to smoke these items or can I put the charcoal directly under it in the large cylinder? I would think so because I notice I have an adjustable height ashpan, yet I have yet to see any videos of someone cooking on a smoker where they were not "smoking" an item.
any advice and info is greatly appreciated thanks a ton :)