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engr55

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Hey Guys, Newbie here! I just joined today. I purchased a Char Grill smoker with fire box and trying to learn. I have read several posts about mods to this smoker. I have smoked a beef brisket, baby back rib slab, and chicken wings. So far I am not too happy with the cost vs. results of this residential smoker. I am looking to buy a commercial grade smoker to start a business in a few years. Any suggestions would be AWESOME!!!
 
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rp ribking

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I believe Cookshack.com has some nice commercial electric smokers for a restaurant style bbq joint for some $$. Or maybe you could build your own pit or smokehouse?
 

chainsaw

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Totally agree with this idea and many here do as well. Just do your homework. Start small and have a plan. You feed the public there are license requirements, and all that stuff. Have the orders before spending a lot on equipment.

Good luck to you
 

engr55

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Tanks for the suggestions RibKing, by the way, your picture of the webers is a great set-up. I like the shielding around them.
 

engr55

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Chainsaw, thanks for the help. Like your photo haha, looks like a grilling emergency similar to ones I have seen. Take care.
 

meateater

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Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.
 

beer-b-q

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Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us.
 


This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.
 


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jirodriguez

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Commercial smoker type will depend on your set up.... indoor kitchen and cooking inside go with a commercial indoor smoker, or if you are wanting more of a tow behind wood burner look at a Lang. Either way you are talking about several thousand dollars, so definately take your time to decide.

In the meantime I would suggest getting a 22.5" WSM. I had the Char-griller to start with and it was OK for shorter smokes under 6 hrs., but I never trusted it for things like brisket or big pork butts. With my WSM I can set it up, light it, and walk away for 10-12 hrs. and not have to touch it once.
 

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