Look at what I just ordered!!!

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Master of the Pit
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OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Jul 16, 2006
Northern NY (Adirondacks)
Well folks,

I've been reading with interest Brennan's thread on the Char-Griller Smokin' Pro. I started looking at it with envy and then interest. Mrs. Meowey said I could so I broke down and ordered one today. It is going to keep the GOSM company on the patio. I have been informed by the same Mrs. Meowey that something (not her) has to go. I have a kettle style charcoal grill that will be removed from that same said patio. (I hope that is enough to appease her!) It is supposed to be here next Thursday. I've already been sent an email that it is shipping today. I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait!!!!!!

I have been reading about mods. I'm going to get some furnace cement and an aluminum dryer vent w/ clamp and incorporate them into the assembly.

Feel free to give me all the free advice you can dish out. My biggest apprehension is that I have to learn fire control.

Happy happy, Joy joy!!


Looking forward to everything!

Take care, have fun, and do good!


make sure the dryer vent is not GALVANIZED i think i have read else ware that they use flashing and not dryer vent but what ever works for ya !!!
just my 2¢ and most important CONGRATS on the new cooker !!!!!!!
Congrats on the new smoker meowey! No need to worry about fire control, you're a SMF member in good standing. These guys will take excellent care of ya.
Congrats, Brother! Always happy to see others happy! Now just contain yourself a bit and the new toy, er, uuhhhh, tool will be here before you know it.

Best of luick
My dear Smokin' Bro, Blackhawk19......

How could you be so selfish? You already own an ECB, which is a fine piece of smoking equipment!

My suggestion: At the very first opportunity, whether it is birthday, anniversary or whatever, honor your bride with a GOSM! She deserves a GOSM for the way she has made your years together so wonderful!

Treat her and you will be ever so well rewarded!

You're gonna thank me for this!

Congrats on the new smoker. I think its great when a wife finally gives in and allows you to buy something for yourself, I mean a wife lovingly decides to generously give you a wonderful gift.

Congrats and good smoke to you!!
Good for you! Hope you enjoy the new smoker! Imagine how my wife felt when I brought mine home, 15 years ago draggin behind the truck and parked it in the driveway. Been payin' for that one ever since.

Funny thing is though....I don't hear her complain when she's wrappin her lips around sumething smoke off it.
The Char griller is a fine unit for the price. Once you get the cast iron grates seasoned they are absolutely stick free. Youll need to seal some air leaks and then it will work fine. Good luck.
Hey Meowy, I know how ya feel, I can't wait for mine to come either!! It's supposed to be here on wednesday and I'm already putting it together and modding it over and over in my head...then I'm seasoning it, and putting a brisket on, and some butts, and ribs...mmmmmmm...
...I want my smoker!!!
I need to get some new furnace seal. I got impatient and applied it completely wrong. It stuck for a while, but the glue crystallized and it started detaching. If I do it again, I'll probably use a thin, flat board and some really strong clamps to help set it in place for a few days.
Is the gap on the smokin' pro really big enough to cause a problem? I would thing that since the gap is at grate level and if you have the vent mod in there the heat and smoke loss from the gap shouldn't be a problem since the heat and smoke will fill up the smoker from the top down.

Just thought I'd throw that out there to maybe save you some headache.
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