My Rig [Char-Griller Smoking Pro]

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by joneser, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. joneser

    joneser Smoke Blower

    Just got this smoker about a month ago, I have a whole 2 smokes out of it.
    After finding these forums and all the helpful tips on modifications, I made a few and wanted to post some pix.
    This is a Char-Griller Smoker with the Side Fire Box.
    I plan on smoking a couple fatties, some salmon on cedar planks and a small butt this coming Sunday. We'll see how these mods have made a change in my temps.

    This first pic shows the dual thermometers I installed at grate level. I'm keeping the stock thermometer there for this burn to see how off it was.

    This pic shows the heavy aluminum baffle I installed to help divert the heat toward the middle of the grilling surface.

    This pic shows the grating that I installed in the firebox. This should keep the coals from being choked out by the ashes on a long smoke and improve airflow. Doing this also enables me to dump the ashes if it's needed. This is only temporary. I need to fabricate a basket for the next burn.

    I have a few other things I want to do to help keep the heat regulated, but for now I want to see the effect of these changes.
  2. motorhedd

    motorhedd Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Very Nice!it appears that you are a quick study and have done your homework!Good Job![​IMG]
  3. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad to see that you've been doing some worthy reading on mods, great job my friend.
  4. coyote

    coyote Master of the Pit

    looks good..others will say if I am wrong, but I beleive your baffle needs some holes in it.and in the fire box you will find a charcoal basket to be the best help. and will also help with the ash problem.
  5. joneser

    joneser Smoke Blower

    Thanks for the compliment. The baffle worked out quite nicely. I was able to slide it a little to tune the temps.
    The grate didn't hold up too well, it was pretty thin material... it was really only temporary. I'll be buying or fabricating a basket for the next burn.... I also added the flex pipe to my exhaust. That seemed to keep the temps in check.

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