New Here--Will Have Lots of Questions!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by 316sports, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. 316sports

    316sports Fire Starter

    Hello everybody. I just purchased my first smoker (Char-Griller Smokin Pro) last night. I have never smoked any meat before, so this will be a learning expierence. I do have one question though.....

    1. If I install a baffle, do I still need to put a pan full of water in the cooking chamber area? Thanks.

    Andrew
     
  2. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    hi andrew, welcome to SMF. i modeled my smoker after the chargriller design. i installed a baffle, and do not use a water pan. my temps are even side to side. the more meat i have in, the closer they are.
     
  3. brennan

    brennan Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Wow, I'm suprised I never thought of this before...a smoker is like a refrigerator, they arent really that effecient unless you fill it up, the fuller it is, the better it works.
     
  4. 316sports

    316sports Fire Starter

    Thanks for the help. I appreciate all the help I can get.
     
  5. peculiarmike

    peculiarmike Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    OK. Got that out of the way.

    Welcome to SMF. There are no dumb questions, if you need to know, ask! The answer is here.
    And as you progress with your smoking escapades, take pics and post them. We LIKE pics!
    Smoke on! [​IMG]
     
  6. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi Andrew, welcome to SMF! Do yourself a big favor and sign up for Jeff's free 5 day ecourse... it will be a great help getting you started.

    I also own a CharGriller... you'll learn to love it. Along with the baffle, install a chimney extension down to or near the grate level, using 3 1/2" diameter aluminum flex dryer vent. Tuck it into the front corner of the lid to keep it out of the way. See picture below...
     
  7. bondvader

    bondvader Smoke Blower

    Welcome, Im new to the SMF myself. What I found is there are alot of really smart people with really big brains who really like to help us new borns. Enjoy your stay!
     
  8. flagriller

    flagriller Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome! I too use the Chargriller. You will enjoy. Also, get some furnace cement and use it between the smoker box and the side fire box to seal it. I also used it when I put the chimney on to seal that up. Get two themometers (I got mine at Lowes) and install one on the front left, and one on the front right just above grate level and about 4 inches in from the edge.
     
  9. 316sports

    316sports Fire Starter

    Thanks for the tips.
     
  10. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. You've on the right site for answers to your smokin' questions. I hope you enjoy the learning curves.
     
  11. hillbillysmoker

    hillbillysmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum. I hope you enjoy the friendly folks here.
     
  12. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    welcome to smf.
     
  13. az_redneck

    az_redneck Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Que pasa from Arizona..

    Home of the Cardinals.. [​IMG]

    Ok..Nevermind. Welcome to SMF.. [​IMG]
     
  14. Welcome to SMF and i am sure that you will get answers to all of your questions and if you spend some time reading what is already here you will feel like your almost a pro. So keep on asking questions and happy smoking

    Bill
     
  15. Welcome fellow chargriller owner... one thing I can add is to get a few cans of the high temp black spray paint. You'll need for the firebox after a while when the paint starts vanishing. And definitely sign up for the e-course. I did and it was great!
    - Anthony
     
  16. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Welcome Andrew -

    You've got a nice smoker there and there are many people here that have them. There are a few modifications necessary to make it work right and there are serveral dicussions going on right now! Enjoy!
     
  17. brennan

    brennan Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forums! I just ordered a cg smokin pro yesterday and am just waiting for delivery. Be sure to post pics of all your goodies for us to drool over.
     
  18. stillcajun

    stillcajun Smoke Blower

    Welcome to the SMF! Congrats on the smoker and Happy Smoking
     
  19. 316sports

    316sports Fire Starter

    Thanks for the great welcome. I hope to have time to try out the smoker this weekend. will post some pics for sure.
     
  20. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    Welcome to SMF 316sports!!! Ask away, it is questions that keep the board alive.
     

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