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First timer w/new char-grill super pro

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
I am a first time smoker from Denver Colorado and am ready to get started. I just got the Char-Grill Super Pro for my birthday after much research. The biggest problem I read with an offset smoker is hot and cold spots. I think I solved this problem with just the parts provided. I did not have to go buy sheet metal and create a baffle like many people suggested. If anyone is interested on how I did it I would be happy to share and show photos.
I am going to smoke my first pork shoulder this weekend and still have not decided what to use for a rub. I prefer more of a sweet flavor vs spicy. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
post #2 of 24
Welcome to SMF. Take advantage of the great info here both to read and from the members who love to share their knowledge. It's a great place to learn the art of smoking.

You might as well post the pics and info on what you did with your smoker. icon_lol.gif You will definitely be asked about it.
post #3 of 24
Welcome to the family, there are a ton of good recipes floating around here.

I use 2 rubs, 1 is Jeffs that you can get by taking his e-course
and the other is one I got from a buddy several years back.

here is mine
½ cup Paprika
1/4 cup Kosher Salt, fine ground

1/4 cup Sugar

2 tablespoons Mustard Powder

1/4 cup Chili Powder

1/4 cup Ground Cumin

2 tablespoons ground Black Pepper

1/4 cup granulated garlic

2 tbs Cayenne

For more hot & spicy increase Mustard powder and Black Pepper to 1/4 cup each

Use this as a guideline and adjust to make it more sweet

Good Luck
post #4 of 24
Welcome aboard Chad...post away...let's see them pics of yours!!!PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #5 of 24
Chad welcome to SMF glad you joined us. You'll find lots of good info here. Have fun and happy smoking
post #6 of 24
welcome aboard!
post #7 of 24
Welcome to the board Chad!!!!! Great place and resource. cool.gif
post #8 of 24
Welcome to the forum. Yes, we would like to see pics of your smoker and the mods. Also pics of the pork shoulder smoke.
post #9 of 24
Welcome to SMF, Chad! Glad you found us. You'll like it here, lots of great people who love talkin' about all things smoked. Have fun, happy smokin', and please show us your pics!
post #10 of 24

Welcvome Caljr...........;}-

The forum welcomes you; now ,what about them picsicon_exclaim.gif

PDT_Armataz_01_40.gif Have fun and Smoke HappyPDT_Armataz_01_24.gif
post #11 of 24
Thread Starter 

Pics coming

I will add some pics as soon I figure out how to post them. Thanks for all the love!
post #12 of 24
Welcome Aboard Chad,
There are several ways to post your picts. The one that I do and give me nice big photos in the thread is to dump my photos into shutterfly. Then as I want to insert a pict into a thread I just right click on the photo I want in shutterfly and select "copy". Then in the thread right click and select "paste".

There's also a section on here (sorry, can't remember what it's called) where you can practice posting and other stuff related this site.
post #13 of 24
Welcome to the forum Chad, glad to have you here!
post #14 of 24
Welcome to the SMF, looks like you're in for a fun weekend. it's all good my friend.
post #15 of 24
Chad welcome and good luck with the pics. Lookin forward to seeing if its the same as what I do.
By the way without pics... Youll end up getting kicked to the curb. Like me.......
post #16 of 24


I am interested in your mods! Pics please! icon_razz.gif
post #17 of 24
Chad, welcome to first day of the rest of your smokin' life! Once in, you're doomed to a life of hickory-smelling t-shirts and beer drinking before 9a. I've got two Chargriller pro's. Really like 'em. As for pictures, check out this how-to post by Erain.

post #18 of 24
Welcome aboard. Since I have zero imagination, and creativity, I use someone else's rub:

post #19 of 24
I tell you, Dad ain't kidding. I just wanted something to replace an old broken down gas grill. Now I "Q" every weekend. And the rest of the week I scope out recipes and tips.

At least it keeps me off the streets..........
post #20 of 24

Anyway, welcome aboard! No better place to get you on the right path than SMF.

I've got a Char-Griller Outlaw w/ SFB, so feel free to shoot any questions my way! Again, welcome!
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