Charcoal Grill to Smoker

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JBCWCHS06

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Not really sure but was given a chargrill charcoal grill as a birthday gift and was wondering if there was anyway I could smoke on it without buying a box to make it an offset. I'd like to eventually buy the box but don't have the extra 90-100 dollars right now but would love to try a charcoal smoke for the first time this weekend.
 

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JeffShoaf

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Build your fire on the right side and put your food on the left side under the chimney; if you don't have a pretty good gap between the two, put a few bricks on the charcoal grate in between the two.
If it were me, I'd probably put a bed of small wood splits or medium sized chunks down on the charcoal grate on the right side first, then dump a chimney of burning charcoal on top of it. If you want more smoke flavor, I'd replenish the wood when the smoke stops coming out of the chimney; on top of the charcoal should be fine once it's up to temp.
 
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JBCWCHS06

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Tried this finally this weekend and didn't get the hang of it. I got temp up to around 300 but couldn't get it to drop any more then that. It also took about 20-30 minutes to get rid of the white smoke using store bought wood chunks and as soon as I would through another wood chunk on the fire it would start the white smoke again finally gave up on it after a couple of hours and through everything on my pellet smoker. But was trying chuck roast burnt ends so might try like a pork butt next time something a little easier and more forgiving
 

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Build your fire on the right side and put your food on the left side under the chimney; if you don't have a pretty good gap between the two, put a few bricks on the charcoal grate in between the two.
If it were me, I'd probably put a bed of small wood splits or medium sized chunks down on the charcoal grate on the right side first, then dump a chimney of burning charcoal on top of it. If you want more smoke flavor, I'd replenish the wood when the smoke stops coming out of the chimney; on top of the charcoal should be fine once it's up to temp.

Exactly what I would do.

- Jason
 

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I just happen to have one of these laying around my barn. If you were close enough to get it, I could probably be talked out of it easily enough. It's rusty, but still pretty solid.

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At one time, I had it rigged up on an old stainless steel charcoal grill I turned into a smoker. I was going to make a set of legs for it and use it as a small grill, but I doubt I will end up doing it.
 

JBCWCHS06

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I just happen to have one of these laying around my barn. If you were close enough to get it, I could probably be talked out of it easily enough. It's rusty, but still pretty solid.

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At one time, I had it rigged up on an old stainless steel charcoal grill I turned into a smoker. I was going to make a set of legs for it and use it as a small grill, but I doubt I will end up doing it.
I'm about an hour away I was really tempted to get one of those to add to the grill I just got but didn't have the money for one. If I'm ever around Richmond and you still have it I'll definitely try to get in touch.
 

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I'm about an hour away I was really tempted to get one of those to add to the grill I just got but didn't have the money for one. If I'm ever around Richmond and you still have it I'll definitely try to get in touch.
I doubt it's going anywhere anytime soon, so give me a holler if you happen down this way.