Using a side fire box as a smoker?

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by gotbags-10, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. gotbags-10

    gotbags-10 Smoke Blower

    Need something small and portable so I was thinking about picking up one of the Chargriller side fire boxes to use as a smoker. I was thinking put a pretty hefty piece of steel plate in there as a heat deflecter and throw my party Q controller on the side. Anybody using these little guys as smokers?
  2. bbqwillie

    bbqwillie Smoking Fanatic

    Why not build a mini WSM. Lots of good plans right here. Don't want to build one?  then how about a 14.5 WSM?
  3. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I vote Mini as well... dual function (smoke or grill).... and portable ...
  4. gotbags-10

    gotbags-10 Smoke Blower

    My only thing is I would like to be able to smoke ribs or a brisket and it's a lot more challenging with the wsm mini
  5. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    You're not going to smoke those in a firebox...
  6. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    yes.. you have to cut them in half (or wrap ribs in a circle) ... works fine for me as the wife likes hers foiled and sauced and I like mine just dry rubbed (no foil) ...
  7. anavrin

    anavrin Newbie

    I have a chargriller.. Super pro model. I bought the side box you are taking about. I smoked a pork loin and some spare ribs. It worked pretty good. I'd recommend it. Check out the chargriller owners group forum.

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