Just bought a Char Griller Super Pro w/ side fire box

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by kgnickl, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. kgnickl

    kgnickl Newbie

    Picked it up over Father's day weekend when on sale for $99 at Lowe's. I also bought a cover and the side firebox. I have to say the new style covers CharGriller is selling this year are 100x better than the old style I bought a couple years ago with my CharGriller Duo. Also, sold my CharGriller Duo a few days later because it just took up too much space if you factored in a firebox being attached, also I rarely used the gas side of the grill.

    Just finished up seasoning the grill and adding a few mods. Now just need to get a free weekend to give slow smoking some ribs a try on my new toy.

    A few things I've done include:
    • Dryer Vent.
    • Big wheels for easy pushing through grass.
    • Removed original gauge (was off 30-40 degrees and filled with oil and moisture....) and patched the hole.
    • Added (2) new River Country 2" gauges to the lower left and right.
    • Added a coupe hinges to keep the sliding side firebox tray securely closed (kept popping out a 1/4 inch or so on one side when closed....).
    • Rubbed a few coats of Waterlox on all wood parts to keep them looking good and make them easy to clean. Good stuff and had a bunch left over from a previous project.
    • Took the extra plate between the grill and firebox and cut all but 2 tabs off and then used wing nuts to secure inside the grill. This allows me to use the either side as a grill when I'm not smoking. I figure if I'm cooking for 1-2 then use the small firebox or if 2+ then use the grill side. Then when smoking I just remove it.
    • Charcoal basket for the firebox.
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  2. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking set up!! Welcome to the forum! :)
     
  3. jak757

    jak757 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Nice job on the mods!   I really like the charcoal basket, should do a fine job!
     
  4. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice acquisition!  Welcome to the SMF family!
     
  5. azron

    azron Fire Starter

    Nice rig!  I have the outlaw and just put on the sfb.  I plan on doing most of your mods too.  Later Ron
     
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    [​IMG]    Glad to have you with us!

    Looks like your ready to go!
     
  7. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice mods! Let us know how the temps do with the damper in the middle like that.

    Now on with the Qview![​IMG]
     
  8. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Mods to the max!  Looks like you are set.

    Good luck and good smoking.
     

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