Question to anybody with a char-griller super pro with the offset box?

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by bgood321, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. bgood321

    bgood321 Newbie

    Ok like I said in my opening post my first big project will be a turkey (10-12 lbs). From what I have read this should take anywhere from 5-8 hours. My question is should I be fine with just filling up the box with charcoal to begin with then just keep the smoke and heat going with some oak wood I have or should I try another way?
     
  2. glued2it

    glued2it Master of the Pit

    So your just using a charcoal base in your stickburner. Alot of folks do it that way.
     
  3. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    get that heat up to 350-375

    cooks faster, and you get a MUCH better crispy skin
     
  4. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    First off, don't go by time, go by internal temp. There's alot of methods and recipes posted here already on this subject, so do a search and choose your own weapon.

    As far as the filling up the box with charcoal, no. Do this:

    If you have not modded your CG with a baffle to help with the hot spot at the sfb end, then flip your charcoal grate upside down in the smoking chamber, setting it just above the sfb opening. This will help stablize the temps across the grates.

    Get a charcoal chimney lighter, fill it with lump charcoal and dump that (unlit) into the sfb. Then, light a chimney full of lump charcoal, and dump that on top of the unlit.

    Place two or three chunks of your favorite wood around the pile, let the coals develope and let the smoke settle down, then install the bird on the grates.

    Everyone has their own chamber temp recommendations... I like 300-ish. I won't go into alot of detail here, this should get you started and don't forget to do a search on the different turkey methods everyone is using.

    Good luck and have fun!
     
  5. ds7662

    ds7662 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Yeah, what Hawg said.
     
  6. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ditto!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     

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