Newbie question - Char-Griller website says you can't use charcoal?

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by todd p., May 13, 2008.

  1. todd p.

    todd p. Newbie

    I bought a Char-Griller Pro with SFB and have been using it to grill.

    I want to try smoking with charcoal and maybe wood chips or chunks.

    However, their website says the SFB requires wood logs and that you can't use charcoal (unless only as a starter)?

    Its paragraph 12-- says you "MUST USE WOOD LOGS" ...


    This surprises me considering how many people seem to use charcoal there for smoking?

    Can anyone fill me in on why it says that?
    I don't even know where to buy wood logs of smoking wood.
    Has anyone used charcoal in the SFB to smoke effectively?

  2. fireguy

    fireguy Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome, to the smf.. youll have to stop at roll call and give an into.
    as for your question... not sure why it says that lots here use lump in the sfb. maybe someone else will have some more for ya.
  3. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    BS. Might wanna get/build a charcoal basket... but that's BS. Must be a heat concern? With the thin assed metal they use to make a so-called "firebox"? Get a basket, and use the lump charcoal for heat, wood for flavor. It ain't no Lang for crap's sake.

    And hit the Roll Call forum and intro's the polite thing to do Thanks and Welcome! :{)
  4. moltenone

    moltenone Smoking Fanatic

    i always start with two chimneys of charcoal,then i toss on some chunk's
    work's fine.

  5. cinnamonkc

    cinnamonkc Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I have the Char-broil Silver Smoker which is basically the same type of grill and I use charcoal every time with no issues.
  6. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    hehehe, thanks for makin me laugh, had a crappy day, sounds like you did/or are too!

    Time for your meds![​IMG]

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