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Noob from Southern Cali

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by blk04sr, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. blk04sr

    blk04sr Newbie

    Hello everyone I am new to the smoking world.  I just bought a Char-Griller Super Pro a few days ago.  I normally just slow cook meats on my friends for about 2 hours with coals and soaked wood chips.  I have a few questions about the Char-Griller Super Pro. 

    Im thinking about picking up the SFB this weekend...or can I get away with out it and use a charcoal basket on the vent side and move the meat to the far left and slow cook it by adding chunks of wood one top of the coals for smoke?

    I came up on some Pecan Wood chunks and will be using that.  I might go get some oak to go with it. 

    Any thoughts would be great.

    Thank You
  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF - where are you in So CA? I am down in Fallbrook. Looking forward to seeing your posts  
  3. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member


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  4. richoso1

    richoso1 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. I'm sure you'll get some replies real soon. It's all good my friend.
  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    First off Welcome Block to SMF. You'll like it here for there are alot of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking. Now there are alot of proven recipes for some amazing things here too. So if you need sign up for the E-Course it's free and it will give you the basics of smoking and some good methods to use also. So the next big thing for you to do is go out and get you something to smoke and if you happen to have any questions just post it here and we will be happy to answer them for you.

    Welcome To Your New Addiction      
  6. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview. [​IMG]
  7. blk04sr

    blk04sr Newbie

    I am near LAX.

    Thank you all!

    This weekend I plan on installing the SFB, making a custom made charcoal basket, dryer duct mod, and maybe a baffle depending on how saucy I feel.  Im going to use the original main Charcoal holder and flip it upside down and move it all the way up.

    Rain is going to be around this weekend but I will do a test run xmas weekend!
  8. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    I know that area well - I was raised in El Segundo and lived in Torrance, ReCondo Beach, Westchester and Santa Monica.

    Good luck with the mods
  9. blk04sr

    blk04sr Newbie

    Ahhh okay the beach cities!  Yup that is where I be.  The mods went good, I got the dyer duct on, ran two more temp gauges on each side of the barrel lid, got the SFB on, and made a charcoal basket.  It was some what a PITA to get the knockouts out but it ended up good.  Let see what happens with this rain, i hope to get something going for xmas day!
  10. carnivorous

    carnivorous Newbie

    Good luck with that! Family are always the best guinea pigs for a new smoker. Your mods sound good. And the worst thing that happens is you have to eat "okay" smoked meat (which is still better than any other meat!).
  11. dogcop1us

    dogcop1us Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum!
  12. blk04sr

    blk04sr Newbie

    Exactly my thought haha!  Thanks
    Thanks NRA very nice!
  13. bratrules

    bratrules Smoking Fanatic

    welcome to SMF this place is great!!! and its good to see some more peeps from socal!!!
  14. Welcome,  You are bound to get some great info here.  I recommend SMF to anyone who really wants info on how to smoke.  Great to see more socal members aswell.

    Good luck

    BTW what is SFB?

    Last edited: Dec 24, 2010