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Re: I'am a newbie

post #1 of 8
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Hi, my name is Tom and I love BBQ I have a horizontal Chargriller somker with firebox and I seemed not able to control the temp at 225 for six or seven hours using small splits. I am 46 years old and liked fishing and camping also.
post #2 of 8
welcome to smf. there's a lot of crargriller owners here so i'm sure someone will be along to help soon.
post #3 of 8
Welcome Tom,

I have a Chargriller ..... I use lump charcoal as the fuel and add splits (just for smoke flavor) here and there thru out the 3/4 of my smoke. You'll have to add a new 'chimney' of charcoals at the 3 or 4 hr mark. It just seems that in that little fire box that charcoal is more controlable than using all wood, if I had a bigger fire box I would love to use all wood. But with adding the splits, I get great smoke rings, flavor, and temp control. Also ..... the stock temp gauge is a piece of junk, dont rely on it ........... its wrong according to everyone thats here .... for the most part.

Keep the questions coming, lots of CG users here.

Glad you found us
post #4 of 8
Hi Tom!...Welcome to the SMF!...PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif...Glad to have you Aboard!...
post #5 of 8
Welcome to SMF! Glad you are here!

Take care, have fun, and do good!


post #6 of 8
Welcome to SMF !!!

I recently just got a Char-griller with the side firebox, so I am still playing around trying to maintain the temp also. When I smoke yesterday I used some lump and then some Rancher briquettes and seemed to hold a better temp with that compared to today and I am trying Picnic briquettes....
post #7 of 8
What works best for me with the CG w/SFB is to lite generic charcoal briquettes in the chimney (they just seem to work better in the chimney the lump I use falls thru the bottom of the chimney), then add lump charcoal (it burns hotter), for smoke I use small splits (they provide a lot of heat as well as smoke). This is just what I have found & may not work for all but I thought I could just throw in my $.02icon_wink.gif
post #8 of 8
Nice to have you with us Tom and welcome to the forum. Lots of friendly folks here with a wealth of information.
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