So I'm just getting ready to dive into this.

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by mavrick813, May 30, 2008.

  1. mavrick813

    mavrick813 Smoke Blower

    Hey everyone,

    I'm Mike, from NJ and just getting interested in Smoking. I haven't gotten a smoker yet and am trying to decide on what to get. My Boss has a brand NIB Char Griller or something like that I can have. But.....

    I was looking at the CharBroil Dual Door

    I know Free is always better. But if both were free which one would you guys want? And better yet, Why?

    I'd like to start off on the right path here. And since I've never done Smoking before I'd like to make as few mistakes as I can. I figure biggest mistake I can make right off the bat is getting the wrong rig for my budget.

    Which if I am buying it, is about $250.00

  2. supervman

    supervman Smoking Fanatic

    Take the free one NIB.
    You can always add another to your liking.
    A wise man once told me that if someone offers you something for free take it, even if you don't want it, because next time he gives something away it might be something you really want and if he thinks you will say no he will offer it to someone else, FWIW.
  3. luvaustinbbq

    luvaustinbbq Newbie

    hey mavrick, i have that exact grill (the not free one). I've found that using a charcoal base helps maintain a consistent heat. I'm going to practice a bit more and someday i'll work up to an all wood fire.
  4. scrapiron

    scrapiron Smoke Blower

    Welcome! My motto is "Free is for me" Get started on the free one. If you don't like it, or see something that you believe is more to your taste you can move on.
  5. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hi Mike, I don't have either grill/smoker but am happy for anyone that wants to get into the art of smoking meat. You've come to the right place!!

    As a newbie to smoking I recommend taking Jeff's free 5-day eCourse that's offered by the developer of this great forum. Will get you started off on the right foot and you'll have successful smokes in no time!

    Glad you've joined us! [​IMG]
  6. mavrick813

    mavrick813 Smoke Blower

    Holy WOW!
    Quick responses! I'm a Member on about 25-30 other forums and none of them get responses as quick as that.

    Just called the boss and will probably be taking a ride (40 Minutes) north of me to get the free one. If the boss is right it's the Silver Pro. Which seems to be very popular on here. I figure i can grab the Smoker, and hit lowes on the way back for a dryer duct, Steel Sheet, and Heat caulk, in order to do the more popular Mods.

    Maybe even have it together and seasoned this weekend.

    One thing I was wondering, Anyone got any links to good Temp guages I can mod into this, and maybe some digital probes?

  7. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the site................Congrats on the free new smoker.............
  8. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forums. You'll find lots of nice people willing to help here. Great find on the free one and I agree GRAB IT you can always get another one later and once you become addicted like us you can use both for more smoking room [​IMG]
  9. x-factor

    x-factor Fire Starter

    Congrats on the smoker and welcome to SMF. Hopefully you'll get it all seasoned up soon and be able to start posting some q-view!
  10. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

  11. mavrick813

    mavrick813 Smoke Blower

    Walkin those ones for the lid are perfect and reasonably priced.

    I like the digital Probe Thermometer, but was wondering does anyone know of any that have more then one probe lead? Say one hand unit that has spots for 2-3-4 or more leads? That would be nice to have.

  12. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    google the Maverick ET-73 has two probes, one for meat, and one for the grill..........but i imagine, you can get another meat probe, and stick in the smoker spot
  13. mavrick813

    mavrick813 Smoke Blower

    Nice find Walkin, For the price some of the dual Probed ones I was finding on google I can get 3 of these maveck ones. Now to find extra probes.


    Edit: Thanks Tex Exactly what i was looking for..
  14. smokin out the neighbors

    smokin out the neighbors Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum. There are lots of friendly folks around here with tons of knowledge and ideas. Just browse through the threads and check out anything that catches your eye. Be sure to throw your two cents in anytime you can.

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