- Joined Mar 26, 2011
I recently purchased a Char-Griller Smoking Pro w/SFB. I tried to use it last night but was not having any success on 2 slabs of pork ribs. I am a beginner in this and was using Royal Oak wood charoal. By the thermostat on the big part of the grill I couldn't get the grill hot at all after using about 4lbs of charcoal. So I started another batch of charcoal on one side of the main part of the grill. The most my thermostat would read was about 200 degrees. From what I read a smoker should get up to 300 before putting the meat in it. Granted it was about 30 degrees with strong winds last night. Was I using the right wood charcoal? Are the thermostats for Char-Griller's reliable? Any help would be appreciated.