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Char-Griller SFB with BBQ Guru NanoQ

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by mtchargriller, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. I'm in a small bind.  I will be getting a NanoQ from BBQ Guru for Xmas any one have it on their Smokin Pro with SFB?  My main question is the fan, should I get the 10 cfm or 25 cfm?  One website says you need the 10,  BBQ Guru says the 25.  Of course the 10 cfm is alot cheaper, so what ya think, will the 10 make due?
     
  2. No one has this setup?  Oh well, I went with the 10cfm so I will have to keep my fingers X'ed.
     
  3. Got it all set up last week and used it for the first time.  Temp out side was close to 0 and with the wind chill it had to be less than that.  Any how, the NanoQ performed flawlessly and kept the temp very stable.  Talk about peace of mind.  Here are some pics.

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    Can I get a Hell Yea on the Prime Rib?

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  4. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    nice looking prime there.how did the nano q work? did you find you had to add more fuel more often? or less?
     
  5. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    OK "Hell Yea". Nice job, your just getting by too easy. You need to be out in the snow tending to your smoker.  [​IMG]
     
  6. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great. Where did you get your setup from?

    Edit. Never mind I see you got it from BBQ Guru. I will have to go check out how much they run.
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2011
  7. Les, I just started about half a chimney of lump coal and dumped about a half 10lb bag in my SFB and turned on the NanoQ.  About every hour or so I would go check on it just out of habit and the temp stayed right on the money.  I did a 9lb pork shoulder this weekend, it took a lot longer so I did end up adding quite a bit more fuel but it was on there for 11 hours.

    On a side note, I did end up getting the 25cfm fan, I don't think the 10cfm would have enough grunt.
     
  8. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    thanks, I've been looking at them but i just haven't pulled the trigger yet. When i use my chargriller i always have to baby sit,can't be away from it for more than 45mins.I was thinking that the nano would be helpful.
     
  9. rugger

    rugger Newbie

    Mt. How did you select the location for installing the fan into the sfb? I removed the cooking grate in my sfb and replaced it with a metal mesh. This now serves as my charcoal/wood burning deck. I wanted to raise the level of the fire to allow more ash collection room and improve ventilation. Will that one mod affect where I would install the fan unit? When you say you started with a half of chimney with lump then added approx 5lbs more charcoal, when was the rest added? Like so many others, I have to tend my chargrill very closely and am considering the Nano Q to free me up a little during a smoke. Thanks for your pictures and experiences so far with the nanoQ.
     
  10. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hey MT!

    You get a HELL YEAH from me on the Prime Rib!!!!!  Great job man!

    I have never seen anyone try the GURU on a CG w/ SFB so I couldn't help...sorry.  Looks like you made it work though.

    Any other mods to your CG?  I have one that I mothballed since getting my WSM and MES30.

    Thanks,

    Bill
     
  11. dward51

    dward51 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Guys, this is an old post and MTChargriller has not posted anything since February 2012.  Likely he has moved on?

    But perhaps someone else will be able to answer those question about the Chargriller and a power draft.